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Richmond Lansdowne Lunar New Year celebrations return

Enjoy cultural performances and get a red packet from the God of Fortune this Saturday.
A previous Lunar New Year celebration at Lansdowne Centre.

The annual Lunar New Year celebration at Lansdowne Centre is coming back this Saturday, and there's a wide variety of cultural performances in store.

The free event, organized by the volunteer-based Richmond Chinese Community Society, will feature local performers and community organizations.

Some of the highlight performances will include Szechuan face-changing, Chinese opera, folk dances, taekwondo and a fashion show showcasing traditional Chinese dresses called cheongsam.

Off the stage, a lion dance team will be parading and performing around the mall with the God of Fortune to bring luck and prosperity to tenants and Richmondites. The God of Fortune will be handing out red packets and posing for photos.

Mall-goers will also get to check out booths from RCCS and TD Bank, as well as demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy and painting and Korean ceramics.

The celebration is extra special as it falls on the seventh day of the Lunar New Year (known as renri), which is the birthday of all humans in Chinese tradition. 

The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28. It will kick off with an opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. and performances will run until 4:30 p.m.