CHINESE NEW YEAR
New Years Eve and New Years Day are typically celebrated with family. The holiday includes traditional foods such as jai (a special vegetarian dish), whole fish for togetherness, chicken for prosperity, and noodles for a long life. There are many New Years rituals and traditions, including a sacrifice to the ancestors to symbolize family unity.
In many cities, including Vancouver and Toronto, there are Chinese New Year celebrations. Usually these include a parade or other events in the city’s Chinatown. Check with your local Tourist office for Chinese New Year events in your city.