Local Immigration Partnership hosting ‘Lunar Love Fest’

Friday, Feb. 3 event held at Y's Newcomer, Immigrant and Refugee Centre on Oakdale Ave.

Lambton County’s Local Immigration Partnership program is hosting a “Lunar Love Fest”—an event that is blending the Chinese New Year (which begins Saturday, Jan. 28) with the upcoming Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) into one “very happy” expression of local and international culture.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at 660 Oakdale Avenue, which serves as the Y’s Newcomer, Immigrant and Refugee Centre.

Chinese New Year—the Year of the Rooster—has officially begun. As China’s primary annual holiday, New Year is traditionally marked by riotous displays of fireworks and countless firecrackers.

According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Rooster are brave, responsible and punctual.

Millions are expected to attend the festival across the world over the next two weeks, in one of the largest celebrations of the event outside of Asia.

In Sarnia-Lambton, organizers are holding the Friday event with opportunities for those attending to make crafts, play games and watch a puppet show.

A free pizza lunch is being provided.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Organizers are asking those interested in attending to contact Marie Watson at (519) 336-5950, extension 244, or email mwatson@ymcaswo.ca.

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