Keep the new year party going! Montreal celebrates all over again with the arrival of the Lunar Chinese New Year.
When is Lunar New Year 2023?
The Lunar Chinese New Year occurs every year on the new moon of the first lunar month. This year, the Lunar New Year will fall on January 22, 2023, starting a year of the Rabbit.
When is the Chinese New Year parade in Montreal?
Every year, Montreal’s Lunar New Year Parade joyously makes its way through Chinatown bringing traditional dancing lion and dragon performances to the streets. Starting at 1 p.m. on January 21, the Phoenix art school will kick off the festivities with a dragon dance and a group dance, followed by Montreal Fo Guang Shan and Montreal Chan Lion Dance Club performing a lion dance.
What is the route of the parade?
The parade marches through Chinatown, located between De la Gauchetière Street, Saint Urbain Street and St. Lawrence Boulevard. Look for the vibrant red lanterns and special performances like the lion dance. The parade will finish in Sun Yat-sen Park at 3 p.m.
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