Chinese New Year 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

In early February we attended the Chinese New Year celebration in Chinatown. The experience was amazingly colorful and exciting. I love a good parade and thought I'd share some of my favorite photo's from the day. 

























It's the year of the Rabbit so I wore Mom's vintage rabbit fur coat. See more of it here.

According to Chinese tradition, "the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation. Don't try to force issues, because if you do you will ultimately fail. To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children. Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise. The easygoing bunny is a welcome replacement for the restless, aggressive tiger, which ruled an erratic year." Amen to that!

Sources: here & here

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos - everything is so colorful and the falling snow makes it look wonderful!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful photos! The snow just makes it that more enchanting. Good for you guys for venturing out, and I hope you had a huge mug of cocoa after. BRRRR!

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  3. i love all the photos! wow must be cold that day! look at all the pretty snow!

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  4. What amazing photos-the snow brought so much more life to each shot! Hope the Rabbit is treating you both well so far!

    xo, Lena

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  5. Chinese year celebrations are so fun and I love watching the parade! These pictures are gorgeous especially with the snow falling down. I'm glad to hear that the rabbit year is going to bring more peace because we really need it!! xxooxoxo

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  6. I love these pictures Ashleigh. My parents want to get me a camera as a belated Christmas gift. Can you offer any assistance on what you think would be good in a D-SLR. Looks like you know a LOT about pictures - the colors and everything you captured are beautiful.

    And about the rabbit? yes.please. to all of it!

    xo,
    Carrie

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  7. So used to seeing Chinese New Year in the summer here that these pics with the snow falling look so lovely

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  8. Wow, I had no idea this even happened in Chinatown but I should know better! It looks like such an amazing experience!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Wow, that looks like some day! Hope to see it some day :)

    Hugs and a happy weekend to you!

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  10. amazing this looks so fun!! :) great photos

    hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. These pictures are amazing! You've got some talent!

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  12. oh my GOSH! what a snowy winter wonderland! this looks amazing. and i CRACKED UP about the rabbit fur coat. love the appropriateness of it all :)

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  13. Just discovered your blog and love it! Now following you xx

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  14. Wow those photos are brilliant! Have a sunny Sunday, darling
    Kisses

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  15. That looks SO fun! Look at all those gorgeous vibrant colors!

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  16. great photos! love the colors against the snow!

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  17. um, awesome- this looks so fun, especially because it's in the snow. Did you take those photos? They're amazing! I like the year of the rabbit description, sounds promising :)

    ps- the blue eyeliner was a mix of mac and cover girl. The MAC one stays on longer but the Cover Girl one is brighter! So I kinda use both. :)

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  18. My honey calls me Bunny... How sweet to get a glimpse of you. You look so so so sweet. Wow!

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  19. I love these pics. So colorful! Great job!

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  20. I don't think I've ever properly celebrated a Chinese New Year like this -- even though I once lived in NYC's Chinatown. These photos you took are fantastic. It's so nice to see people out and enjoying themselves even in the snow.

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  21. Great photographs! The colors are so vibrant and vivid!

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  22. These are amazing photos, loving the first!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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