恭喜发财 ~ Gong Hei Fard Cho ~ Happy New Year!

by admin on February 15, 2010

The jubilance & warmth that was spread throughout the streets of Chinatown New York in honor of the Lunar New Year pleasantly caught me off guard today. I sprang tears of joy over the strong bonds that were displayed amongst multiple generations. I howled with laughter over the complete lack of structure.  You see there is no single uniform parade nor is there a parade route, instead, it’s a bunch of spontaneous little parades all running around Chinatown at the same time. Occasionally two parades will come barreling down the street in opposite directions forcing one group to march backwards or risk  a head on collision & the best part is, no one seems to mind. I’m so grateful for all the Chinatown residents who shared their stories, traditions & extended their hearts to me today ~ 恭喜发财 ~ Gong Hei Fard Cho ~ Happy New Year!

Tiger Cub

Tiger Cub

Tale of the Tiger

Tale of the Tiger

My Fav

My Fav

Sheer Joy

Sheer Joy

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Confetti & Keds

Confetti & Keds

Chinese Face Lift

Chinese Face Lift

Cutie

Cutie

5 year old takes of his gear & announces "I'm so tired but I'm not going to quit."

5 year old takes of his gear & announces "I'm so tired but I'm not going to quit."

Flash Mob

Flash Mob

A day for facing your fears head on...

A day for facing your fears head on...

Lovey

Lovey

Passing down traditions

Passing down traditions

{ 2 comments }

Heather February 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Hey Liz!

Love your Photo Blog . . . great stuff!

-Heather

Deb February 15, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Great pics–thanks so much for sharing them with us. Year of the tiger. Each year I always look forward to what the symbol will be.
Deb

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