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.

Super Bowl XLV Live Stream, Dallas Cowboys Stadium Webcam Feed, Green Bay Packers v Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl 2011

The Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC champion Green Bay Packers.

This live feed is at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the Super Bowl:

Superbowl Live Feed

The game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the Dallas–Fort Worth area; and the third time it will be held in Texas (Houston was the host city to Super Bowls VIII and XXXVIII). Kickoff time is approximately 5:25pm CST (UTC-06). This will be the eighth appearance in the Super Bowl for the Steelers (who hold the record with six Super Bowl wins) and the fifth for the Packers (who hold the record with 12 overall NFL titles, including three Super Bowl wins and nine league titles prior to the Super Bowl-era).

As of January 28, The Packers are two to three point favorites, making this the first Super Bowl in which the Steelers were underdogs since Super Bowl XXX. In all four previous Super Bowls that Green Bay played in, they were favored to win.

The Steelers and Packers did not play each other this season. The last time the two teams met was December 20, 2009, when the Steelers defeated the Packers 37–36 at Heinz Field. That game was marked by four lead changes in the fourth quarter and a game-winning touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace as time expired.

New York Webcam Live on Chinese New Year Parade 2011

The 12th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival usually winds throughout Chinatown along Mott, Canal, and Bayard streets, and along East Broadway.

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

Chinese New Year NYC

The spectacle features elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances galore, Asian musicians, magicians, acrobats and procession by local organizations. Over 5,000 people are expected to march in the parade, which will start at Mott Street and promenade through practically every street in of Chinatown, finally dispersing at Worth Street. The parade is expected to conclude at 3 pm, at which time an outdoor cultural festival will take place on Bayard Street featuring more performances by musicians, dancers and martial artists.

Parades are common and in many places across New York, you will see dragon dancers, lion dancers, local and international artists performing on the streets. In 2011 Chinese New Year is on February 3rd. Fireworks, parades, and cultural programs take place in areas like Chinatown, Columbus Park, China Institute, and Mulberry Street.

Many prefer to start their New Year celebrations with a Walking tour visiting areas where celebrations are galore.