Chinese New Year paints the town red

The Chinese Lunar New Year also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day.

"After all, this is a sketch that was broadcast on the Lunar New Year gala". Each lunar year commemorates a zodiac animal in that order, and the last Year of the Dog was in 2006. Here at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and TCM in Bedford, the goal is to provide quality training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine so that our acupuncture diploma graduates can also begin treating members of the community through many holistic health and TCM techniques. The festivities mark one of the largest annual human migrations in the world, as millions of Chinese journey home to celebrate with family and friends. This year it is the Chinese Year of the Dog as per the calendar. "We wish all Angelenos good fortune and good luck this Lunar New Year".

But the Year of the Dog got an unusually quiet welcome in Beijing this year. Marketing Manager of Beijing Destination B.C. Ying Hu arrived in Vancouver this week, to prepare the final stage of a series of Chinese New Year celebrations in Metro Vancouver.

Zhang said recent years the world has seen greater economic cooperation between China and the United States, stressing that China-U.S. economic and commercial cooperation is mutually beneficial and the potential is yet to be explored.

But the ruling Communist Party was never far away, as other songs evoked the "new era" advocated by President Xi Jinping or his pet "New Silk Roads" infrastructure project.

In 2017, 46 billion red envelopes were exchanged by WeChat users in six days.

Three weeks of celebrations kicked off on Friday night with an eight-metre-high dog lantern unleashed on the Sydney Opera House while traditional lion dancers performed for spectators.

  • Eleanor Harrison