Today celebrates the year 4712 in the Chinese Lunar calendar, the year of the horse. In multi-cultural Vancouver, the city will celebrate the traditional New Year’s parade in Chinatown on Feb 2, 2014. There are activities throughout the city and surrounding areas including Richmond and Surrey so take in the fun, ethnic treats and customs. Specialty food items and products signify health, happiness, and good fortune such as the lucky red pockets, whole fish and dumplings. The colors red and gold are the main themes. The dragon dances and firecrackers disperse bad fortune to bring in good luck for the New Year.
Gung Hay Fat Choy (Gong Xi Fa Cai) to one and all!