Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chinese New Year Parade

Yesterday, Ottawa's Chinatown held its Chinese New Year Parade. This toothy fellow led the way.

He was accompanied by three lively lions, who danced and pranced and visited the various Chinese businesses, bringing  them good fortune.

They made a beautiful colourful display when they were bunched up together at an intersection.

The banging of the drums, cymbals and gongs kept everyone moving along at an energetic pace. A lively spectacle, punctuated with the loud bangs of fire crackers, made for some excitement on this chilly February day. Happy Year of the Snake!

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