Friday, February 4, 2011

Vancouver Webcam Feed Chinese New Year of the Rabbit

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, has been celebrated in China for thousands of years. It officially takes place this year on February 3rd. However, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the festivities are celebrated on the first Sunday of the New Year, which in this case in February 6th.

This live feed is in Vancouver for the Chinese New Year:

Vancouver Chinese New Year

This will be the Year of the Rabbit, and although there will be celebrations all over the city, the most spectacular events are organized in Chinatown by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver. Vancouver holds one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia.

Every year Vancouver marks the Chinese New Year with celebrations around Chinatown, culminating in the annual Chinese New Year Parade, a cultural extravaganza that's one of the city's biggest and best annual parades.

Organized by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver since 1979, the parade has grown into a must-see event in Vancouver, attracting over 50,000 spectators and 3,000 performers, including the largest assembly of lion dance teams in Canada.

With more than 50 lions, diverse multicultural dance troupes, the Vancouver Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team, marching bands and more, the Chinese New Year Parade is a celebration not to be missed.