About Lunar New Year Festival
Lunar New Year Festival aims to highlight the abundance of events happening across Vancouver and Richmond, Canada celebrating Spring, Chinese New Year and traditional Asian New Year. The Festival is your guide to discovering a whole new world of festive traditions at a myriad of independent events across the region.
January 25, 2020 marks the Year of the Rat and promises to be a feast for the intrepid culture seeker and families alike! Prepare to be amazed by traditional lion dances, indulge in festive treats, get crafty making your own paper lanterns, toe-tap to lively cultural performances, and much more.
The Festival has been made possible through the partnership of Tourism Richmond and Tourism Vancouver, and is supported by the Province of British Columbia.
Stay tuned for more event details as the Year of the Rat approaches!
About Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year is celebrated in many parts of Asia including China, Taiwan and Vietnam and follows the lunisolar calendar with celebrations that lasts from the new moon through to the 15th day of the first Lunar Calendar month, also known as the Lantern Festival which marks the end of the festivities. Lunar New Year can also often be called Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, and with thousands of years of history, the celebration carries with it ancient and vibrant traditions.
Traditions of Lunar New Year
When is Lunar New Year?
2020: January 25, Year of the Rat
2021: February 12, Year of the Ox
2022: January 1, Year of the Tiger