Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year in the year of the monkey.
President of the Manitoba Chinese Community Centre Fisher Wang says the celebration is tonight in Winnipeg. There will be traditional food, lucky dumplings, gifts to give, and a recorded New Year’s broadcast from China.
If you are lucky enough to eat a specially sugar-laced dumpling, you will get a gift during the party at Reset Lounge on Pembina Highway.
Monkey is the ninth sign in the Chinese zodiac. Other years that share the sign are 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, and 2004