Sunday, February 28, 2010

Year of the Tiger

So the first thing on the list was to attend the Chinatown Chinese Lunar New Year Parade and what perfect timing with my list and all, because Chinese New Year happened to fall on the same weekend!

My inaptitude for being able to read a calendar resulted in a trip to Chinatown two Sundays in a row - the first Sunday, Feb 14th, happened to be the Firecracker Ceremony where the use of over 600,000 firecrackers warded off the evil spirits for the year.  It was way too crowded (see below) to get any good pictures or really a good view period.  Stephen & I just listened to the firecrackers ward those spirits away.

Here are pics from the parade the following Sunday:
one of the many floats

look at that beard & his dog was just like him

regal fellas

taking it all in

prepping for her day

fanned out

the year of the tiger

colorful end

cutest boy

goodbye to chinatown

elaborate masks

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