Tamil Heritage Events on Jan. 21; Lunar New Year Events on Jan. 26 at City Hall.

January 20, 2023 – The City of Brampton will be celebrating the City’s cultural diversity with Tamil Heritage Month events this month in partnership with the Brampton Tamil Association and Brampton Tamil Seniors Association, and Lunar New Year celebrations in partnership with the Brampton Chinese Business Association.

The event will showcase the rich culture, history, and traditions of the Tamil and Chinese communities and will provide a platform for community members to come together and share their experiences and learn from one another.

Tamil Heritage Month

The community is invited to attend the in-person event on January 21st, which will take place from 5pm to 8pm at the City Hall Atrium and Conservatory on Wellington Street in Brampton.

Attendees will have the chance to hear from Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, enjoy live performances, sample traditional cuisine, and learn about the history and culture of the Tamil community.

This event will provide a unique opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the diverse cultures and heritage that make Brampton such a vibrant and inclusive city.

Tamil Heritage Month is a cultural observance that is celebrated in January by members of the Tamil community around the world. The month-long event is designed to recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Tamil people, and to raise awareness of Tamil culture and heritage. During Tamil Heritage Month, community organizations, schools, and other groups often host a variety of events, such as cultural performances, lectures, and exhibitions, to showcase Tamil art, music, literature, and history. The event is celebrated in many countries where Tamils reside, including Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada.

Lunar New Year

On January 26th, the City of Brampton and the Brampton Chinese Business Association (BCBA) will be holding an in-person event to celebrate the Lunar New Year and embrace the Year of the Rabbit.

The Lunar New Year event will take place at the City Hall Atrium and Conservatory from 5pm to 8pm. Mayor Brown will speak, along with other council members and Jenny Lo of the BCBA.

The event will include live calligraphy, giveaways, and traditional cuisine. The Year of the Rabbit begins on January 22, 2023 and applies to those born in the years 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011.

The rabbit is considered the luckiest of the twelve animals and those born in this year are said to be calm and peaceful. Visit brampton.ca/lunarnewyear for more information.

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is a traditional holiday that is celebrated in many East and Southeast Asian countries, including China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, and Malaysia.

It marks the start of a new lunar calendar year and is based on the cycles of the moon. The holiday is typically celebrated over a period of 15 days and includes a variety of customs and traditions, such as red decorations, lion and dragon dances, fireworks, and family gatherings. The specific date of Lunar New Year changes annually, but it typically falls between January 21 and February 20.