Photo Monday – Year of the Pig

We don’t normally celebrate Lunar New Year (but the kids get the day off from school). This year though, I wanted to do something. Because E is a pig. I suggested we go to the parade in Manhattan and M thought it would be fun. We found a spot toward the end of the route where I thought we might have a good view. With Manhattan bridge in the background, complete with noise from the subways going by…

I had no clue what to expect. Would this be a small uninteresting thing or would there be a dragon? I really wanted to see a dragon…

The parade opened with police on horseback. There was a gorgeous brown one but I couldn’t get a picture of it that didn’t have this black one’s behind right in his face.

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And then, right away, a dragon! We actually saw several dragons. Honestly, they never get old. I was as excited for the fifth one as for the first one.

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And these ones are lions, right?

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This man seemed so happy to dance in the parade. I loved him.

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But this one. Is this one a pig or a lion? It was a lot like the lions but with the pink… Whatever, we’re going to call him a pig to make E happy even though I actually think he’s a lion.

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Oh, and look at those traditional dresses! I’m guessing they’re the traditional outfits of different ethnic groups? I know pretty much nothing about this. But they’re beautiful and the women just looked so happy and proud!

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And then, there were bagpipes. Ever so slightly unexpected… But V loves the bagpipes. We left after the firefighters came through because it looked like it was over (there was a police car) and we were cold. I think we may have missed the ending though. Maybe we’ll go again next year and stick around longer if it isn’t as cold…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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