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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2016
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6th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival
January 16th to February 14th
The Hot Chocolate Festival features 15 Vancouver participants, offering 50+ crazy hot chocolate flavours in 27 days. The 6 annual hot choclate festival will take place from January 16th to February 14th.
The annual Chinese New Year Parade will return on Sunday, February 14th. As one of the largest annual parades in Vancouver, the parade features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada with dozens of colourful and energetic lions from various local fraternal, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and much more. The parade will feature some seventy entries, bringing over 3,000 participants from various community and cultural groups. The parade will begin at 11 am on Sunday, February 14th, 2016, and will take about two and a half hours to complete. The parade draws over 100,000 spectators along the route each year
As a Chinese New Year tradition to promote good fortune for the year, some lions will be visiting the shops and businesses in Chinatown. The lions will perform a dance at each participating shop to bring good luck and prosperity. This starts right after the parade from approximately 2 pm to 4 pm.
Chinatown Spring Festival -
The Cultural Fair will be held on both days over the weekend on February 13th and 14th. This celebrative fair will feature multicultural performances, special lion dance grand finale, martial arts demonstration and more and will be held at the Sun Yat-
Saturday, February 13th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, February 14th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Year of the Monkey in the Chinese Lunar calendar will begin on Monday February 8th.
The Heights Merchants Association’s annual Lunar New Year celebration of multiculturalism is on Saturday, Feb. 13th. Spot the Lion Dancers on Hastings Street (between Gamma and Boundary) and receive a fortune cookie, a lucky red envelope, and a chance to win great prizes.