Text and photos by MARITES N. SISON
The countdown to the Lunar New Year celebrations on Jan. 31 has begun in the Greater Toronto Area, which has over 500,000 Canadians of Chinese ancestry.
The Origami, at the invitation of Ruth Malloy – founder of the definitive multicultural guide to Toronto blog, Toronto Multicultural Calendar – visited the annual Lunar New Year fair at the Fo Guang Shan Temple in Mississauga.
We offer a collection of photographs taken at the fair, most of which explains the rituals associated with this very colourful and festive occasion.
Kung hei fat choy! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! or the traditional Cantonese, Mandarin and Hokkien new year’s greeting, which means “Congratulations and Wishing You Prosperity.”
Directions to Fo Guang Shan Temple: