Lunar New Year 2019: Year of the Pig


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019

Granville Island Public Market
1669 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Granville Island looks forward to celebrating Lunar New Year traditions in February. 2019 marks the Year of the Pig, and there are many ways to celebrate with us on the Island!

February 5 – 17

Snap a photo in front of our lantern installations, outside on the Tree of Light in Triangle Square or inside the Net Loft atrium. Tag @granville_island in your Instagram post

February 9

10:30am – 12pm

Lion Dance

This annual tradition starts in the Public Market. Follow the Lion Dancers as they make their way through the market and around the Island, bringing good luck and prosperity. The God of Fortune will hand out lucky red envelopes and good wishes for the year.

11am – 2pm

Sugar Painting

Watch a traditional form of Chinese folk art that uses hot, liquid sugar to create two and three dimensional figures. Walk away with a tasty edible art piece. Location: Public Market, Southwest entrance

11am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 3:30pm

Learning Chinese Calligraphy

Celebrate the Lunar New Year by learning Chinese calligraphy with Peter. Take a glimpse into the history, tradition, philosophy, and practical use of the tools and methods of writing and painting with brush and ink. Peter will demonstrate how to set up your work space, writing Chinese characters without understanding the language (Chinese as well as Japanese), and how calligraphy and painting are closely connected. Location: Opus Art Supplies, 1360 Johnston Street

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