Lunar New Year Celebrations

Nanaimo & North Vancouver Island

Sat. February 6th, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger, which begins on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011. At Nanaimo Museum, however, the celebration get under way a gfew days early.

Brought to the community by the Nanaimo Chinese Cultural Society and the Nanaimo Multicultural Society, this is a must see family-oriented event that will feature plenty to see and do including the ever popular Lion Dance, which combines art, history and martial art moves.

According to the Khuan Yee Lion Dance Association, lion dancing represents a symbolic and important tradition of the Chinese culture. The Lion Dance is most commonly seen during festivities such as Chinese New Year, weddings, and the opening of new businesses. The significance of the Lion Dance is that it is believed to bring good luck, prosperity, and happiness to communities.

Along with the Lion Dance, there will be many other musical performances as well as cultural games, refreshments and more. Admission to the Lunar New Year celebration is by donation.

Cost: Donation Category: Dance, Miscellaneous, Music
Location: Nanaimo Museum in the VI Conference Centre, 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo More Info: Debbie Trueman

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