Happy Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese lunar calendar 2023, Chinese New Year 2023 will fall on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, celebrations continue until the Lantern Festival which will be on February 5th, 2023.

Chinese Lion Dance Parade

On Jan. 29, the annual Lion Dance parade and accompanying Kung Fu demonstrations will return to Victoria’s Chinatown.

Chinatown Parade
Start time 12 pm – 3:30 pm

Year of the Rabbit

Hop into the Year of the Rabbit with positive energy and hope for a bright year ahead. In Chinese culture, the rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity.  Rabbits are earnest with everything they do; they just ask that others treat them the same way.

In Chinese culture, rabbits represent the moon. Some say it is because the shadows of the moon resemble a rabbit. Others say it is because of the rabbit’s pure characteristics.

To outsiders, the Rabbit’s kindness may make them seem soft and weak. In truth, the Rabbit’s quiet personality hides their confidence and strength. They are steadily moving towards their goal, no matter what negativity others give them.

The rabbit will keep an upbeat attitude to life and work, which will help them sail through difficult patches with patience and resolution, while in the good times, their positivity will attract the attention of those in positions of power to extend a hand that could prove decisive for Rabbit’s fame and fortune for the next 12 years.

In any case, this should be a year full of excitement, prosperity, and surprises that run in both directions – anything but boring for dear Rabbits!