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Friday, January 30, 2009 (12:00 pm PST): Start of the event

Canthan New Year 2009 Finale[]

Finale Rotation # Time (PST) Time (GMT)
Sunday, February 1st 12.01 AM
Sunday, February 1st 08.01 AM
Sunday, February 1st 03.01 AM
Sunday, February 1st 11.01 AM
Sunday, February 1st 06.01 AM
Sunday, February 1st 02.01 PM
Sunday, February 1st 09.01 AM
Sunday, February 1st 05.01 PM
Sunday, February 1st 12.01 PM
Sunday, February 1st 08.01 PM
Sunday, February 1st 03.01 PM
Sunday, February 1st 11.01 PM
Sunday, February 1st 06.01 PM
Monday, February 2nd 02.01 AM
Sunday, February 1st 09.01 PM
Monday, February 2nd 05.01 AM
Monday, February 2nd 12.01 AM
Monday, February 2nd 08.01 AM


The following are the available items from Canthan New Year 2009, with a brief description from the official Guild wars website:

Sugary Blue Drink.png Sugary Blue Drink: It's sweet and oh-so-handy when you need a quick boost of speed.
Champagne Popper.png Champagne Popper: A brief but spectacular treat for the eyes and ears to ring in the New Year in style.
Bottle Rocket.png Bottle Rocket: Set off a single-shot firework high overhead—please aim away from any and all faces.
Sparkler.png Sparkler: Light this up to create a cloud of sparks over your head—please stand clear of any and all flammable objects.
Red Bean Cake.png Red Bean Cake: These sweet treats put some pep in your step.
Bottle of Rice Wine.png Bottle of Rice Wine: The traditional festival beverage, but make sure you never drink and quest
Red Gift Bag.png Red Gift Bag: It's festive, it's red for New Year's, and you'll never know what's in it until you open it.
Lunar Fortune.png Lunar Fortune: Find out for sure how good or bad your luck will be in the coming year.
Lunar Token.png Lunar Token: Collect these tokens throughout the festival and trade them in for prizes.
  • See also:

Redecorated towns[]

Event-specific locations[]


Sunqua Vale

Shing Jea Monastery:

Plains of Jarin:



For a listing, see: Category:Canthan New Year NPCs.


Lunar Fortune Giver[]

Location: Shing Jea Monastery
Collecting: 3 Lunar Tokens
Item: Lunar Fortune

Lunar Gift Keeper[]

Location: Shing Jea Monastery, Lion's Arch, Kamadan, Jewel of Istan
Collecting: 5 Lunar Tokens
Item: Red Gift Bag

The Celestial Feast[]

The Celestial Feast will begin when the Celestial Ox arrives at Shing Jea Monastery. At the start of the festival an announcement is made and an 8-minute countdown timer starts. The chefs will begin requesting required items. As items are provided, the chefs stop requesting them. At the 10 minute mark, or as soon as all 5 dishes were prepared, all characters present in the district receive a Lion Mask and number of Red Gift Bags, the latter based on the number of dishes successfully completed (see table below). If all dishes are completed, players also receive 5 Crates of Fireworks. If no dishes are completed, the Celestial Animal will be unsatisfied and become angry. After the feast there is a fireworks display. Note that any character lacking the room for the items will have them dropped on the ground at their feet, assigned to their character. After 10 minutes, the assignment releases, so that anyone can pick them up, so it is a good idea to have room for at least 3 items (2 if you don't care about the Lion Mask) prior to the end of the event.

Ingredients for the feast[]

To create dishes to please the great celestial, the Imperial Chefs will be looking for these ingredients:

  1. Imperial Chef Yan (Appetizer)
  2. Imperial Chef Reun (Salad)
  3. Imperial Chef Jiong (Soup)
  4. Imperial Chef Chen (Main Course)
  5. Imperial Chef Tian (Dessert)

NOTE: You will receive 1 Lunar Token for each ingredient that you give to a chef when they ask for it. You can repeatedly give the same ingredient for additional Lunar Tokens until the chef asks for the next ingredient. Once a chef moves on to the next ingredient you can no longer give the previous ingredient. Likewise you can not give an ingredient that has not yet been requested. To complete all 5 dishes, all ingredients above must have been be provided. However, it is not necessary that all ingredients come from one person; different ingredients can be provided by different people.

Below is a chart describing the number of gift bags any character in the district (includes the Shing Jea Boardwalk) receives based on how many dishes were completed successfully.

Red Gift Bags