Celebrate in style the Chinese New Year with Vancouver Limo Service!
The Chinese New Year also known as the Lunar New Year will fall on Feb 5th, 2019. It is celebrated in many parts of Asia and even in communities outside of China, such as British Columbia, Toronto, New York and San Francisco where many Chinese now reside. Other countries where the Chinese New Year is heavily celebrated include Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Myanmar.
The Chinese New Year is associated with many customs, rituals, and myths. The one key feature about the Chinese New Year is the gathering of the families for an annual reunion dinner. All families usually thoroughly clean the home and sweep away bad luck. The windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper which has a theme like good fortune, happiness, and good health. Unlike the traditional English New Year which only lasts one day, the Chinese New Year lasts 15 days, and the public is given the time off to be with their families. In China, most major cities empty because the people go back to their provinces to be with their families.
During the 15 day holiday, the families usually prepare gourmet food for families and guests. Dumplings are common during this time of the year. After the big dinner, the family usually visits the local temple and prays. All over China, firework displays are common- partly to scare away the devil and evil spirits. The TV shows broadcast festivities from all parts of the country and people do stay up till late eating and drinking.
Some of the foods that are served during the Chinese new years include vegetarian dishes, chicken, apples, fish, leek, dumplings, mandarin oranges, a variety of sweets, candies and desserts.
In North America, the Chinese New Year is also heavily celebrated. In Vancouver, it is common to see China town decorated and people wearing their finest clothes and going out for dinner. Exchange of gifts is very common during the Chinese New Year. This is a time when all animosities and arguments are set asides. Prior to the New Year’s festival, people shop for food, decorations, and gifts. For people living in Vancouver, the best place to get a sense of the Chinese New year is to visit China town.
However be warned the place will be packed and as usual, there is no parking. So to get to Chinatown, call Vancouver Limo Service and travel in style. Book your SUV limo with Vancouver limos and enjoy the Year of the Pig.