2018 Chinese New Year Celebration at Toronto‘s Chinatown

This year the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, falls on Feb. 16, a day upon which people around the world welcome the start of a new calendar.

According to the Chinese zodiac, this year is also the Year of the Dog, which is the Chinese astrological sign that applies to people born not just in 2018, but also the years 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006.

Chinatown BIA celebrated Chinese New Year on February 17 & 18 with numerous traditional performances and interactive games.

Chinatown CNY Celebration
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Toronto Light Festival 2018

The Toronto Light Festival is a new visual journey and an imaginative cerebral adventure. During the cold, dark days of winter, City residents will be drawn out of their traditional indoor habitats to experience Toronto in a way they never have before.The Festival exhibits the creativity of local and international artists and is a winter experience designed to entertain & inspire.

Toronto Light Festival

Where: The Distillery District

Cost: Free

Toronto Light Festival By-Laws
There are many rules you need you obey.

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V.C.L. Community Cultural Day 2018

V.C.L. Community Cultural Day is a community festival hosted by Vietnamese Cambodian Laotian Community Services Association. Participants are most Chinese seniors who became refugees due to the wars or persecution happened in that region in 1970s and eventually settled in Canada in 1970s and 1980s.
History of Boat People
Many of the refugees were Chinese. Not only because they were considered outsiders by Khmer Rouge and Communist Vietnam, but also because Chinese were mostly businessmen while communists hate capitalists and love to confiscate their assets.
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