LunarFest Vancouver is celebrating the Year of the Ox with an array of visual arts programming February 11 to 28, 2021. From lanterns in the city, to crafts at home, and a ballet performance, the theme of this year’s event series is Family.
Whispers of the Soul – Coastal Ballet
Free, online, February 22, 2021
Choreographed by Justine Fraser, performed by Coastal City Ballet. “Whispers of the Soul” is a story about a young girl who goes on a magical adventure, learning both the importance of respecting values and honouring all communities.
The Lantern City Presents Coastal Lunar Lanterns
Free, on display outdoors, February 11-23, 2021
Find The Lantern City – Family Ties at Jack Poole Plaza and We Are A Family at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square.
Crafts and more:
Lunar Craft Studio: Watch online instructions for creating ox footprints, knitted tangerines, paper fire-breathing dragon, hanging stars, flower petal lanterns and a zodiac board game at home. There’s also a paper firecracker workshop for schools, and registration is now closed.
Ox-picious Lanterns: Taiwanese artist Yen-Chun Lu returns with another paper-art mastery in the Ox-Picious Lanterns. Co-organized by SWACT, Ox-Picious Lanterns have an AR element. Download the UniteAR app, available on iOs and Android, and share your photos and #yearoftheox with the Ox-Picious lanterns to be part of a virtual lantern parade.
Pick up your lantern at select Xing-Fu Tang and Shoppers Drug Mart locations while supplies last.
Coming soon online:
The Bullish Future fortune telling: Get a reading of the fortune designed by TAIWANfest artist Kuan-Chih Su for the year to come whether it is for love, career, health or wealth.
Find inspiration for family dinners, read and view family portrait features, and a family story time online with LunarFest partners and artists.