Chinatown residents, businesses, visitors, lions and dragons have officially, and hopefully, welcomed the Year of the Rabbit to Edmonton.
“The rabbit symbolizes longevity, peace and prosperity,” said Holly Mah of the Chinatown and Area Business Association.
“2023 is predicted to be a year of hope,” she said. “This bodes well for our unique multicultural businesses that call Chinatown their home.
Take a look and listen to the festivities, which happened last month in the heart of Chinatown. (Warning to some viewers: the video contains flashes of fireworks.)
Wen Wang invited all Edmontonians to visit Chinatown, which is located in the area of 97 Street and 107 Avenue.
“Chinatown is a vibrant community,” said Wang, who is the Executive Director of the Chinatown and Area Business Association.
“It’s a good place to visit, to shop. We want to promote our local businesses. It’s a very culturally varied community. We have Chinese, we have Vietnamese, Filipino, East Asian. Also, we have some African businesses.
“Chinese have been in Edmonton for more than 100 years.”
Editor’s note: The pic at the top of the post shows the joy in Chinatown during Lunar New Year celebrations on January 28, 2023. For more information on the revitalization of Edmonton’s Chinatown, visit: edmonton.ca/Chinatown