The renowned Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade will return in 2013 for the 40th time on Sunday, February 17. This signature event of Vancouver’s Chinatown will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and much more. The Year of the Snake in the Chinese Lunar calendar will begin on Sunday, February 10 in 2013.
The Chinese New Year Parade celebrates the new year of the Chinese lunar calendar and is a fun-filled event for everyone to enjoy. As one of the three largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver, the parade features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada with dozens of colourful and energetic lions from the various local fraternal and martial arts organizations. It is not surprising that the parade draws over 50,000 spectators along the route each year plus many more that will see it through TV coverage.
To accommodate the longer route and the larger team entries, the parade will start an hour earlier at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013, and will take about two and a half hours to complete.
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