Chinese New Year

Chinese New year celebrations, Newcastle

My main purpose attending the Chinese New year celebrations (apart from having a good time and eating) was to document the day.  There was plenty going on.  There was the Dragon dance celebration, quite the spectacle, and various other exciting things like markets, fun fair and a performance stage.It was a good day out and everyone seemed to be having a great time despite the cold weather.

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Chinese New Year - Lion Dance

KUNG HEY FAT CHOI!Today I photographed the Chinese New year celebrations in Newcastle.  I didn't have a strict brief as to what I was photographing, just documenting the day. On occasions like this I always try to set myself mini tasks and projects that allow me to focus my efforts.

This is one such mini project.  I knew I wanted to do something around the Lion, which is one of the focal points of the celebration.  The Lion visits establishments and is presented with a lettuce, which is then torn apart and scattered.  This is brings good luck and fortune to the establishment.

 

Thanks for reading. Tomorrow I will post more images from the New Year Celebrations.