You can expect to see Niagara Falls basked in the colour red on the evening of Tuesday, February 5th to mark the beginning of this year’s Chinese New Year’s Festival, which lasts until February 19th. According to the Chinese zodiac 2019 is the “Year of the Pig.”
Also, if you make your way to the lobby of the Fallsview Casino on Fallsview Avenue celebrations begin at 2 p.m. with the Chinese “Lion Dance”. The lion will be brought to life with a traditional,” Eye Dotting” ceremony before the dance begins.
Many restaurants, both Chinese and otherwise across Niagara Falls are planning special menus to mark the beginning of this new year.
In Chinese culture, red symbolizes luck, happiness, and joy and is also an auspicious color for warding off evil. Be sure to wear red on February 5 and celebrate the Year of the Pig.