Lunar New Year’s Parade & blessing of merchants

Free family event
February 18
11:30 AM
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Celebrate the year of the Dragon in Canada’s oldest Chinatown

Presented by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

Main event starts at the Gates of Harmonious Interest, featuring an 8 lion performance by the Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club, dragon dance by the Victoria Chinese Public School, and traditional Chinese dances.

Lions and dragons will parade from 500 block of Fisgard Street, to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association/ Chinese Public School (636 Fisgard Street)

After the parade, two lion teams from the Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club will then visit merchants that hang offerings of lettuce and red envelopes of money for the lions. The lion will then bless the business by performing a routine to scare away evil spirits and to bring them good luck, prosperity, and good health for the New Year.

Event will proceed rain, snow or shine.

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.