Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Lunar New Year: Year of the Tiger

Didn't have much going on this Valentine's Day (as usual), but fortunately the hearts-and-flowers holiday had to share the date with Chinese Lunar New Year, which gave me something else to celebrate. I decided to join a million other people and squeeze into Chinatown for some of the celebration.

Mott Street was turned into a pedestrian walkway (squeeze-and-shoveway), allowing the street to fill with confetti poppers, drummers, dragon dancers, banner wavers, and silly-stringers. Red and gold gizmos of all sorts were sold from street stalls, all celebrating the Year of the Tiger. Grrrrrrrrrowl.

Feeling a little hungry for sticky rice and won ton soup? Yeah, I thought so.

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