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