× Select City
Photos, Events

Vancouver's Chinatown celebrates 45th Lunar New Year Parade (PHOTOS)

Ben Carney Feb 20, 2018 7:53 am 676

Vancouver held its 45th Spring Festival Parade over the weekend to celebrate the beginning of the year in the Chinese Lunar calendar.

The celebration featured cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada.

The Chinese Lunar Year Calendar officially began on Friday February 16 and celebrations can take place for up to 15 days after the year kicks off.

See also

According to organizers, the Spring Festival Parade had 3,000 participants and drew over 100,000 spectators.  Here’s a roundup of some of the best photos from the parade.

A must! #chinesenewyear #parade #vancouver #chinatown

A post shared by Carlos Quereda (@queridoco) on

Lunar new year 🌕

A post shared by Megan Brydie (@meganfomfeggan) on

Smoke us out

A post shared by @ mdelaheyphotos on

It’s all good here

A post shared by @ mdelaheyphotos on

#liondance #chinesenewyear #yearofthedog #honhsingathleticclub #honhsing

A post shared by Ryan (@numix_ryan) on

🦁 #chinatownyvr #新年快乐 #lunarnewyear

A post shared by christina [李嘉明] (@knothappening) on

Ben Carney
Writer from England. Hobbies include skiing, cooking and listening to Kanye on repeat.

© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.