Vancouver Lunar New Year parade 2014 photo gallery 24 hours Vancouver Monday, February 3, 2014 2:48:31 PST PM Image: 1 of 13 Previous Next Chinese dancers perform during the Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver, B.C. on Sunday February 2, 2014. The Lunar New Year began on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24HOURS) Tweet Change text size for the story Print Report an error As part of the Year of the Horse kickoff, Chinese dancers perform during the Lunar New Year parade in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown on Sunday. The Lunar New Year officially began on January 31, 2014.