catching the tail of the dragon


What luck! Returning from lunch in Yangshuo, we happened upon a parade celebrating Lantern Festival, which marks the last day of Chinese New Year celebrations.

Every few blocks, the dragons danced and and mock fought with frenetic energy



The fighting dragons were the highlight but lots of other groups participated too



That night, the park was aglow with lanterns and light structures, including a gigantic dragon which loomed over the entrance





Traditional Lantern Festival rice dumplings: filled with sesame paste, served in sweet ginger broth, handed out for free in the streets, and sadly only available this one day of the year


And of course, fireworks closed out the festivities


Happy Year of the Dragon!

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One Response to catching the tail of the dragon

  1. Randy Rittel says:

    China looks much more progressive than my previous perspective of the country.

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