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City of Brampton celebrates Lunar New Year and welcomes the Year of the Tiger


BRAMPTON, ON (January 24, 2022) – The City of Brampton invites the community to celebrate Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Tiger, with both in-person and online programming, beginning February 1.  2022 marks the Year of the Tiger – signifying strength, fortune and confidence.

Lunar New Year Art Square
Daily Times Square, 33 Queen Street West
February 2 - 14

In partnership with the Brampton Chinese Business Association, a temporary public art exhibit will be on display at Daily Times Square outside of City Hall that celebrates Canadian heritage and East Asian culture. The exhibit includes the work of four local artists Abiola Idowu, Khaula Siddique, Scott Given and Chris Munusami from February 2 to 14.

Lunar New Year Virtual Celebrations
From February 1-14, the City will host an online celebration for the community to enjoy and learn more about Lunar New Year through video interviews with each artist to share their inspiration and process, and traditional East Asian performances.

For more information on the Lunar New Year celebration, visit brampton.ca/lunarnewyear

The City of Brampton thanks its generous event sponsors Algoma University and RBC.

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“On behalf of the City of Brampton, I wish everyone a year of health and prosperity. As we usher in the Year of the Tiger, it is wonderful to celebrate Lunar New Year and Brampton’s diversity with this amazing public art display in Brampton’s Daily Times Square. Kung Hei Fat Choy!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Brampton is a Mosaic, and we are so pleased to celebrate the events and contributions of our community. I would like to wish everyone celebrating a happy Lunar New Year, and may 2022 be one of good fortune for all.”
- Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton

“Brampton’s diverse community is what makes this city so special. Wishing our employees and the broader community a happy Lunar New Year and good health for 2022.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton





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