Chinese New Year Begins Monday, February 8

Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of the Monkey begin with the new moon on Monday, February 8 and continue until the full moon on Monday, February 22.
Drop by Victoria City Hall for a free fortune cookie starting Thursday, February 4 and check out the colourful lanterns on display in the foyer.

The Chinese New Year Ceremonial Lion Dance is Sunday,  February 14 at 11 a.m. at the Gate of Harmonious Interest.
Lion dancers and drummers travel through Chinatown visiting businesses and residences to bring good fortune and welcome in the New Year.

The Year of the Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac and includes the following birth years:
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028.