Chinese New Year Celebrated on the Miramichi

chinesenewyear1The Miramichi Multicultural Association in partnership with NBCC-Miramichi hosted a Chinese New Year Celebration last night, Tuesday February 2nd, 2016.

Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in China and is observed around the world. Also known as the Spring Festival, the first day of the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between January 21st and February 20th. This year Chinese New Year happens Monday February 8th. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day.

During last night’s event guest speaker Juxia MacDonald, who is from China, talked about Chinese New Year and explained the many Chinese items on display. Claude and Ginette Johnson, who visited China twice, spoke about the friendliness and warmth of the place and the people. Madge Lagman, formerly of the Philippines. talked about her country’s Chinese New Year celebrations and how it’s very similar to celebrating New Year’s Day. Constance Sewell, who recently hosted Jesse an exchange student from China, spoke about the impact Jesse had in the Miramichi during his exchange. Brookdale Flower Shop, Welcome Back Restaurant, Trans Palace and the Cunard Restaurant also took part in the celebration.

Click to enlarge any of the photos below. To view more photos from this event, visit the Mighty Miramichi Photo Gallery.

Leave a Comment