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!