Gong Hay Fat Choy! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

Gong Hay Fat Choy! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

Red pockets, fireworks, bell ringing, lanterns, family, friends and food!

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is upon us and festivities for the most important event of the Chinese calendar are in full swing.

Friday, February 16th will usher in the Year of the Dog, which symbolizes the wealthy and royalty.

The days leading up to the New Years Day include a multitude of social events, traditionally lasting between 7 and 15 days, and culminating (as most great celebrations do) in a feast shared with family and friends.  The Year of the Dog is the eleventh in the Chinese Zodiac and those born under the sign of the Dog are said to be loyal, communicative and serious.

 

 

 

Photo by Álvaro Niño on Unsplash

 

Join the New Year’s Celebrations

If you’re planning on visiting a Tridel Presentation Centre this weekend, we encourage you to mix business and pleasure as you enjoy time with your loved ones.  With this year’s New Year’s Celebrations coinciding with the Family Day long weekend in Ontario, there are a multitude of events open across the GTA to enjoy, including Lion Dance performances and other traditional Chinese New Year’s celebrations in Toronto’s Chinatown community.

 

Tridel Presentation Centre Hours

Saturday, February 17th – 12 pm to 6 pm

Sunday, February 18th – 12 pm to 6 pm

Monday, February 19th – 12 pm to 6 pm