Make this Lunar New Year a Year to Imagine with LunarFest!

Find exciting exhibitions, craft workshops, and stories all over Vancouver at Jack Poole Plaza, in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, and on Granville Island — all starting Jan 20. Join LunarFest for a concert that brings loved ones together near and far, live at the Orpheum or through livestream on Jan 24. Visit for more details.

Hakka Starry Skies Installation

The West End BIA is collaborating with Lantern City for a Lunar New Year display on Cardero Street, just south of Robson.

Oil-paper umbrellas often appear in weddings, religious celebrations, and special occasions in Hakka culture. They symbolize various meanings of good luck. The round shape relates to the idea of “contentment” and the words “oil-paper umbrellas” are homophones for a blessing that newlyweds may be happy and have healthy children.
Kaohsiung Meinong is a well-known Hakka settlement in Taiwan, and also an important producer of oil-paper umbrellas in Taiwan. This exhibition is possible with the support of the Kaohsiung City Government for its assistance in sharing traditional Hakka crafts with Canada through LunarFest & The Lantern City.

Lion Dance Celebration on Robson

Lunar New Year takes place on Sunday, January 22nd, and 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. We are celebrating with a special performance by the Vancouver Chinese Lion Dance Association on Saturday, January 21st at 1 p.m. starting at Robson Public Market.