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The Lantern City 2024

Traditionally, the dragon symbolizes authority and nobility. After being passed down from generation to generation, what is the essence of the dragon’s spirit? Dragons have found their way into many literary and artistic masterpieces. Outside of fiction, many people take pride in being “descended” from the dragon.

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LunarFest 2024

Do cultural symbols represent identity or the limits of it? Is it a reflection on our civilization, or a search for a sense of belonging? Do we only want to tell the stories of the past, or do we hope to create stories for the future?

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TAIWANfest 2023

When the Dutch East India Company (VOC) left Taiwan in 1662, 38 years of Dutch Colonization forever changed the island and its people. Four hundred years later, Taiwanese people still have mixed emotions when it comes to the identity of Taiwan. Yes, the Dutch are long gone, but where are the Taiwanese going?

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LunarFest 2023

Under the snow-white moonlightround and mellow with big red eyes…WhiteIs it empty space or gentle warmth?Are you able to see your possibilities in its infinity?

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The Lantern City 2023

We all live and experience life in different ways, shaped by our childhoods, cultural traditions, and changing surroundings. When we come together and share stories, we are creating new ways to see the world, new worlds to discover. Like Alice, with her innocent curiosity and infinite creativity, let’s follow the rabbits into Our Wonderland.

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Kanatal [ga-na-dal] means “island” in the Amis language, referring to the small island of Taiwan. The coastline surrounding us is at once an entrance and an exit: different ethnic groups live together on the island and connect with the world through the ocean. Four talented Indigenous musicians come together with their multi-ethnic backgrounds, the epitome of an island society, creating explosive harmony that boldly crosses borders.

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LunarFest 2022

Tigers are solitary creatures and not one tiger is alike. For humans, each of us has a unique soul, and our differences form the treasures of humanity. Tigers are humble animals, known for their patience and determination. For humans, these traits are virtues that often determine whether one is accomplished or just ordinary.

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The Lantern City 2022

Vancouver is a young city.
Her youth is exhibited in nature, always refreshing and vibrant.
Her youth is displayed by the people, always curious and imaginative.
Her youth is celebrated by the movements, always progressive and provocative.

Lanterns are an art form long in existence.
It functions as a light.
It serves as an inspiration.
It is also known as a celebration.

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TAIWANfest 2021

Culture is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group. A stereotype is a standardized mental picture that is held in common towards members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment. Both “culture” and “stereotype” are two words often used without consciously differentiating distinctions and because of Canada’s multiculturalism, our society is always facing these challenges.

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Whispers of the Soul

Inspired by the knowledge that humanity connects us all, “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 honoring all communities.

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LunarFest 2021

Family is where everything begins. Like a comma, it gives us the breathing room for never ending thoughts; it’s the place first to shape our perspectives navigating the world. Like a period, it is often the place where a journey finds its conclusion or prepares for a fresh start.

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Coastal Lunar Lanterns 2021 Family Ties

In 2019, a group of Indigenous artists embraced the idea of celebrating the Lunar New Year tradition in the form of Coastal Lunar Lanterns, a collaborative project between LunarFest Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver that aims to make Vancouver the top North American destination for Lunar New Year celebrations.

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A Musical Banquet

A Musical Banquet

One of the most important Lunar New Year celebrations is having a grand feast with your friends and family. In Taiwan, street banquets are known for being sumptuous and delicious. World-renowned Chai Found Music Workshop brings their chamber-music interpretation to Canada for the first time. Celebrate the Lunar New Year like no other with “A Musical Banquet: A Feast of Sumptuous Classical Music.”

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Coastal Lunar Lanterns 2020

These lanterns are created with the designs of Indigenous artists from the Stó:lō, Dené, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh nations in 2020 to celebrate one of the most important traditions in Asia – Lunar New Year.

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Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee 2019 World Tour In Vancouver Jonathan Lee, a most influential music producer and established singer-songwriter in Chinese pop music, is coming to Vancouver for his tour of concert – “Those Songs Through The Years”.

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Coastal Lunar Lanterns 2019

These lanterns are created with the designs of indigenous artists from Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh along with an indigenous artist from Taiwan Atayal tribe to celebrate one of the most important traditions in Asia – Lunar New Year.

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Lan Shin’s songs “Mother’s Eyes,” “Tribe Duli,” and “Wawa” have each won the Taiwan Original Music Award. In 2011 the group received second prize at the National Aboriginal Band Contest, returning to take the top prize in 2012. Though they had the opportunity to sign a contract with international record companies and release albums, they declined the invitation.

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