Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This Day in History v.4

The one thing that I loved the most about London was the wide variety of things that you might just stumble upon. One morning (loosely termed - was probably around or after lunchtime :) Hannah and I were walking around Trafalger Square and happened to stumble upon a parade, later to find out that it was the Chinese New Year parade! I just loved finding random happenings happening and getting to experience the excitement and adventure.

According to wikipedia Chinese New Year "is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is sometimes called the "Lunar New Year" by English speakers. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year's Eve is known as Chúxī. It literally means "Year-pass Eve"." So perhaps we stumbled upon the Latern Festival. And the BBC claims that London has the largest New Year celebration outside of Asia!


Dragons in the parade

Balloon head up close and personal

Scary fish!

And of course we had to stop and eat in Chinatown! Best sweet and sour chicken everrrrrrrr

Yummy Yum!

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