Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Year of the Dog

Last Sunday, January 29, was the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Today New York City celebrated with the 7th Annual Chinatown New Year Parade.

The unusually warm and sunny day drew throngs of spectators and marchers and, in honor of the Year of the Dog, the parade included a contingent of colorfully costumed canines. Gung Hay Fat Choy!


Banging the gong Posted by Picasa


Red and yellow balloons Posted by Picasa


Preserve and build affordable housing Posted by Picasa


Riding a float Posted by Picasa


Spectators Posted by Picasa


Green coat Posted by Picasa


Back of dragon Posted by Picasa


Dragon Posted by Picasa


Colored paper fills the air Posted by Picasa


Red brocade coat Posted by Picasa


Blue brocade coat Posted by Picasa


Happy new year Posted by Picasa


Happy new year Posted by Picasa


Happy new year Posted by Picasa


Happy new year Posted by Picasa


By morning, it will all be gone Posted by Picasa

  • Chinatown New York City

  • China Institute

  • Chinese New Year
  • 1 Comments:

    At 2/05/2006 11:37:00 PM, Blogger Dorid Lovely said...

    great pictures. I was rather disappointed with the parade in LA... hope to see the one in San Fran next year...I hear it's wonderful!

     

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