Photo Set: Year of the Rabbit (…Dragon)

Photo Set: Year of the Rabbit (…Dragon)

The weekend before last I attended the Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown. I keep intending to write about the meetup, but in the meantime I thought I’d at least share some of the pictures that I took~ I love the parade–the bright colours and festivity keep me coming back every year, even though it’s always freeeeezing cold. It was snowing very heavily this year, but I took pictures anyway.

Out of everything in the parade, the dragons are my favourite part. I love the sequins, glitter, and fur! The dazzling, often neon, colours add lots of pop to an otherwise dreary winter day. The frills or scales billow in the wind. When the dragon dancers are having fun being a part of a dragon, it’s even better! They shake the head, open and close the mouth, and make the dragon seem to dance down the street. I love it~! ♥

That said, here are some pictures of dragons from this year’s parade!

2011 Chinese New Year Parade

2011 Chinese New Year Parade

2011 Chinese New Year Parade

2011 Chinese New Year Parade

2011 Chinese New Year Parade

2011 Chinese New Year Parade

2011 Chinese New Year Parade

2011 Chinese New Year Parade

Lucky-Bearing Dragon

The entire set of photos can be viewed on Flickr. (Warning: it is not 100% dragons.)

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