Feb. 10. First day of the Chinese New Year 2013. The holiday officially continues to February 24 but is primarily celebrated on its first three or four days. This is the most important Chinese holiday, known in China as the Spring Festival. 2013 is the “Year of the Snake.” The Chinese calendar has a yearly succession of 12 animals. During this period, expect traditional performances like Lion or Dragon Dances in the streets or malls of Toronto’s many Chinese communities. It is a good time to visit Chinese communities because of the special new year decorations and performances. Family visits and banqueting are central to this holiday. For our 2012 blog on Toronto’s events and customs, see: http://bit.ly/Tgm8DJ . For Paul Ng’s very detailed horoscope and predictions for 2013, based on the Chinese calendar, see: http://www.paulng.com/CMS/uploads/2013-geo.pdf.
Before you venture out to this event, please check by phone for time and other
changes. For other Chinese lunar new year events, see also: http://bit.ly/12bHwzco..