Every year I try to go to at least one Chinese New Year Parade. This year is the year of the (wood) horse. There was a chilly wind blowing but it didn’t stop anyone enjoying the parade.

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Chinese dragons were putting on shows here and there to the sound of loud beating drums.

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This one was waiting for the parade to start.

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Some older but limber ladies doing a fan dance.

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Liked his makeup.

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I loved these red fish sort of floating around on sticks.

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The parade hadn’t started yet. I don’t know what this man was doing but I wish he hadn’t gotten into my photo.

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There were five or six of these chinese dragons dancing up a storm in front of a store called “The Big Store”. At the end, they all entered the store, with tails wagging and ears flapping.

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Then they set off an enormous string of fire crackers that hurt my ears and just about gave me asthma with all of the smoke.

Here is a video of those Chinese dragons:

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