Today marks the first day of the new Chinese lunar year – for 2015, it is the Year of The Wooden Sheep. Our neighbourhood, Canada’s oldest Chinatown, is very busy at this time of year! This coming Sunday, from noon until 4, the festivities include a Lion dance, dragon performances, kung fu and tai chi demonstrations, traditional dancing, and Chinese tea ceremonies.

2015 Year of the Sheep (© Firehorse Designs 2015)

2015 Year of the Sheep (© Firehorse Designs 2015)

The Gates of Harmonious Interest, Chinatown, Victoria BC.

The Gates of Harmonious Interest, Chinatown, Victoria BC.

The 500 block of Fisgard Street, Victoria BC, decorated with new lanterns for the New Year.

The 500 block of Fisgard Street, Victoria BC, decorated with new lanterns for the New Year.

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