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Chinese New Year


... and an unusual variation of pole dancing

Last Sunday the Chinese community in Liverpool celebrated their New Year, saying farewell to the Year of the Ox and welcoming in the Year of the Tiger. As part of the ceremonies Dragons, Lions and Unicorns danced in front of many Chinese shops and restaurants in the Chinatown quarter, supported by firecrackers, drums, cymbals and flags. A colourful and entertaining day out.

Unfortunately there are so many stewards and policemen in fluorescent coats and thousands of people milling around trying to get a good view means that taking decent pictures was very difficult.

This is one of the Lion Dancers who climbs a portable pole to receive the gift of lettuce and red envelopes from people in the premises, the lettuce is symbolically eaten and the leaves scattered to symbolize a fresh start for the new year and the spreading of good luck.

'Kung Hei Fat Choy!'
(A happy New Year)

I Know the New Year was actually on the 14th February but, in Liverpool, they were postponed for a week so as not to clash with Valentines Day.

Chinese New Year


... and an unusual variation of pole dancing

Last Sunday the Chinese community in Liverpool celebrated their New Year, saying farewell to the Year of the Ox and welcoming in the Year of the Tiger. As part of the ceremonies Dragons, Lions and Unicorns danced in front of many Chinese shops and restaurants in the Chinatown quarter, supported by firecrackers, drums, cymbals and flags. A colourful and entertaining day out.

Unfortunately there are so many stewards and policemen in fluorescent coats and thousands of people milling around trying to get a good view means that taking decent pictures was very difficult.

This is one of the Lion Dancers who climbs a portable pole to receive the gift of lettuce and red envelopes from people in the premises, the lettuce is symbolically eaten and the leaves scattered to symbolize a fresh start for the new year and the spreading of good luck.

'Kung Hei Fat Choy!'
(A happy New Year)

I Know the New Year was actually on the 14th February but, in Liverpool, they were postponed for a week so as not to clash with Valentines Day.

comments (7)

what a great image! i love all the kids pressed into the window. very nicely captured grin
Les Auld: The Charles, the kids were a bonus.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Feb 2010, 07:33
Hahaha - wonderful Les: I like all thoswe excited little faces peering down!
Les Auld: So do I Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Feb 2010, 12:21
Great capture Les
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
It was worth lifting the camera up les, those kids at the window are terrific.
Les Auld: They do add to it Brian, thanks for the comment.
Great capture Les..The kids in the window are a bonus.
Les Auld: They are indeed Ron, thanks for the comment.
He obviously doesn't suffer with vertigo, lovely colourful image.
Les Auld: He certainly does not Linda, thanks for the comment.
Love the little kids at the window smile
Les Auld: They do held the picture Pamela, thanks for the comment.

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