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

Feb 20 2018, 2:09 am

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.

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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

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Lunar new year 🌕

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Smoke us out

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It’s all good here

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#liondance #chinesenewyear #yearofthedog #honhsingathleticclub #honhsing

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🦁 #chinatownyvr #新年快乐 #lunarnewyear

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