Chinese New Years Celebrations in Victoria

Lunar New Year Celebration. Come join us to ring in the year of the pig. We will be performing our annual Chinese lion dance parade. Festivities will include cultural performances and a Kung Fu demonstration.

Chinese New Years Celebrations in Victoria

Sunday February 10th 2019
12PM – 3PM

Gates of Harmonious Interest [MAP]

Chinese New Years Celebrations in Victoria. Celebrate the Year of the Pig with us! Lion dance parade and Kung Fu demonstrations in Chinatown.
During Chinese New Years Celebrations in Victoria, the 500 block of Fisgard street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and nearby streets will be closed and reopened as the parade goes by.
About the Year of The Pig
You were born in the Year of the Pig if you were born in 1935, 1947,1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019. According to Asian astrology, your year of birth and the animal this represents, set your personality traits.
Chinese New Years Celebrations in Victoria

Chinese New Year Victoria February 18

Chinese New Year VictoriaChinese New Year
Victoria, BC

Chinese New Year Victoria. Come join the celebration and ring in the year of the DOG. We will be performing our annual Chinese lion dance parade. Three new lions will be awakened with a special eye dotting ceremony. Sunday February 18th 12PM at Gate of Harmonious Interest.

There are many Chinese New Year traditions including giving kids money in red envelopes for good luck.

Households also clean their homes in the run up to the Chinese New Year to clear out any bad luck and make room for the good.

To avoid bad luck it’s taboo to say negative words or discuss concepts such as sickness or death.

Setting off fireworks is a major part of Chinese New Year Victoria celebrations. According to the myth, fireworks were used to scare away a mythical beast called Nian that ate crops, villagers and children.

It is also bad luck to break glassware or ceramics. If something is smashed, it should be wrapped up in red paper while uttering phrases about good fortune.

 

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