ABout Lunar

Lunar New Year Festival is a regional event celebrating Spring, Chinese New Year and traditional Asian New Year celebrations taking place in Vancouver and Richmond.

Celebrated in many Asian countries, the Lunar New Year follows the Lunisolar Calendar and occurs on the first day of the lunar month with celebrations lasting for 15 days until the Lantern Festival. With more than 4,000 years of history, Lunar New Year carries unique and fascinating traditions including lighting firecrackers to ward off evil spirits and the adornment of homes with the colour red to symbolize happiness, wealth and prosperity.

This February, discover a whole new world of festive traditions with a myriad of events across Vancouver and Richmond. Witness traditional lion dances, launch your own lanterns, get your lucky fortune read, and more! The Festival promises to be a feast for the intrepid culture seeker and families alike.

The Festival has been made possible through the partnership of Tourism Richmond and Tourism Vancouver, and is supported by the Province of British Columbia.

Don’t miss out on the celebration!