Community

Immigrant Welcome Centre of the Comox Valley celebrates Lunar New Year

In Canada, many people celebrate New Year twice.

In the Comox Valley, multiple celebrations of the Lunar year are happening to welcome in the Year of the Snake.

It is said, that people born in the year of the Snake are proud, intelligent and cunning.

Each Lunar New Year is celebrated in accordance to the moon, meaning this year’s date is on Feb. 10.

On Thursday, the Immigrant Welcome Centre of the Comox Valley is celebrating the Lunar New Year. Celebrations will start at 5:30 p.m. with blessings from Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Yongdong, followed by music, games and a potluck with traditional dishes from guests that choose to bring a dish to share.

For more information, contact the Immigrant Welcome Centre at 250-338-6359 or e-mail Nina.Poljak@ImmigrantWelcome.ca.

— Immigrant Welcome Centre

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain
 
YANA Dinner/Auction raises $58,000
 
Israel mulls hard-line legislation after attacks
How our first order Estevan Lens got chipped
 
Buckingham Palace a.k.a. Seagirt
 
Digging up history
Concert conjures continental cafe
 
Burlesque takes over Errington Hall stage Nov. 22
 
Education contribution

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.