BRAMPTON, ON (February 6, 2024) – The City of Brampton invites residents to join in celebrating Lunar New Year and welcoming the Year of the Dragon, in partnership with the Brampton Chinese Business Association.
Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations of the year among East and Southeast Asian cultures, including Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities, among others.
The celebration represents the start of a new year according to the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is represented by one of 12 zodiac animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Each culture celebrates Lunar New Year differently with various foods and traditions symbolizing prosperity, abundance and togetherness.
Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, February 10, 2024, and welcomes the Year of the Dragon. The Year of the Dragon, specifically the Wood Dragon, symbolizes growth, progress, inspiration and innovation. It signifies a great year to start new projects and explore new possibilities.
DATE: February 23
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: City Hall Atrium & Conservatory
Residents are invited to come out and celebrate the Year of the Dragon with live performances including the traditional Lion Dance, sample traditional food provided by Mandarin and take part in free activities.
The City thanks its generous sponsor, Algoma University.
“Lunar New Year is a special time in our community. I encourage residents to experience the celebrations and join in welcoming the Year of the Dragon. See live performances including the traditional Lion Dance, taste authentic cuisine and enjoy an evening you won’t forget!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Lunar New Year is such a vibrant celebration and one that exudes joy, excitement and positive energy as we welcome the new year. I look forward to joining residents and welcoming the Year of the Dragon. I hope everyone has the unique opportunity to come out and take part in this wonderful celebration.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton
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