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February 01, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year

by Author

People born in the year of the pig are associated with having bright personalities and are blessed with good fortune.

According to the zodiac, people born in the year of the pig are realistic, energetic and almost always enthusiastic. They are gentle, rarely lose their temper, and are always willing to compromise, as their goal in life is for everyone to live in harmony. Their natural health is something they take a lot of pride in, as they are known to be very spirited and rarely run out of energy. 

Chinese New Year is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and traditions. The celebration lasts up to 15 days and families gather all over the world to celebrate. There are plenty of opportunities around Toronto and the GTA to join the fun.

Here are a few festivals celebrating the new year. 

 Chinese New Year Gala

The sixth annual CNTV Chinese New Year Celebration Gala is known to be the largest festival in Toronto. Over 800 artists from Mainland China will perform traditional Chinese dances and entertainment, which leads to a social networking event.

 When: February 4th

Time: 8:00pm

Where: Sony Centre For the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street

Price: Starting from $36 

 Dragon Ball 2019

The Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation’s annual benefit gala continues to celebrate Chinese New Year. Guests of this event can explore an incredible menu of mouth-watering cuisines in addition to a four-course dinner and silent and live auctions. Bring your appetite.

When: February 9th

Time: 5:30pm

Where: Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, 105 Princes’ Blvd.

Price: Starting from $480

 Toronto Chinese New Year Ball

An event hosted by the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association celebrates the Year of the Pig with a large ball that will drop at the beginning of the year. Entertainment includes traditional lion dancing, Chinese games, food, silent auctions and much more.

When: February 23rd

Time: 6:00pm

Where: 600 Highway 7, Richmond Hill

Price: Starting $220

 We hope you join us to celebrate and have a wonderful Chinese New Year!