catching the tail of the dragon

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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

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

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

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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

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And of course, fireworks closed out the festivities

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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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