Sunday, February 17, 2013

Year of the Snake

Confetti against the sky

The 114th Golden Dragon Parade took place yesterday in Los Angeles' Chinatown to mark the lunar New Year. We joined in the fun

The Chinatown Rotary Club had a group of young people carrying American flags. They're wearing red because red is the color of luck.

The sidewalk along North Broadway was crowded. The sun was hot, and lots of people brought paper parasols and sunshades.

Brilliantly colored flags and banners passed.

Lion dancers thrilled the crowd.

Then, the golden snake appeared.

And finally, the dragon himself. Happy New Year!


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Looks like a grand old time!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this, Aunt Snow.
I went to a party at the home of my friend who spent 10 years living in China. I would have loved (as would she) to be there for this parade.


Dang it. That looks like fun!