šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square
(Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza)
The custom of pasting rice paper on walls went as far back as the Qin dynasty; smoother linen fibres later replaced rice so that painting and printing on paper became easier. By the 12th Century, the skill of papermaking had spread to the West through the Silk Route. In 2020, Lunar New Year is about to start a new cycle for the zodiac signs with the Year of the Rat. While most people are familiar with the 12 animal signs, artist Kuan-Chih Su of Taiwan created his own wallpaper with inspiration from the history of the wallpapers, and with elements from each of the 12 animals. Paper Fantasy will be displayed as a backdrop on the Lunar Stage. Can you find all the elements of the 12 zodiac animals?
Welcoming the Year of the Rat, LunarFest prepares five new Lunar New Year games for you! Play “Fortune Keeper” to check your fortune, “Kick Start” your next year, and use your physical coordination to knock on wood and get good luck. There are more games for you to experience, try Lunar Games at LunarFest and have a happy Lunar New Year!
Wan Feng Soy Sauce
Traditionally-made using only natural ingredients without chemical additives, Wan Feng Soy Sauce from Taiwan stands out from supermarket varieties. Insisting on creating the most beautiful flavour, only 400 precious bottles are produced a month using an ancient method, making it the perfect condiment to enhance your dishes this year.
Gift sets are available at LunarFest in limited quantities. Each set contains two (2) 250mL bottles at $20 per set. Don’t miss this special gift pack only at LunarFest!
With the coming of the Lunar New Year, would you like to experience something you haven’t seen or tried before for this year’s celebration? What if people of different ethnicities all join the party, wouldn’t that be fun?
Can you imagine how people from the island nation of Mauritius in Africa will connect a symbol of significance in their society with other cultures? What about people from Central Europe, how will they celebrate this significant festival from Asia with their own cultures? Let us introduce you to another way to celebrate the Lunar New Year: by inviting people from different cultures to show and tell, we can spark creativity and imagination together for a brand new world. Join us in the Wonderland of LunarFest! Let’s explore how can people from different ethnicities living in Canada can change your view on Lunar New Year!