|HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2014! Everyone greeted Chiboogamoo and me with an exuberant Happy New Year! Here the woman at the ticket booth gladly posed for a photo. Entry to the festival was 5 dollars. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
Yesterday my Chiboogamoo and I finally made good on our desire to visit China town in Atlanta to witness the celebration of the Chinese New Year! Happy New Year! If you didn't get off to the kind of start you wanted to at the beginning of January, here is another opportunity to begin again.
|THE DRAGON! This dragon had already been put away in a closet before we left the festival Saturday afternoon. It will be used on Sunday for another performance. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
The crowd of festival go-ers was so thick we had trouble seeing the dragon dance performance taking place in the parking lot, so we traveled inside the festival tent and into the Culutral Office facility for some delicious food. And it was even more crowded there.
Sitting in a small room outside of the auditorium to eat our Chinese goodies, we found ourselves in the presence of a god! Yes there is someone inside of this god costume! His eyes were at the mouth level! And he enjoyed posing for this photo. His eyes were smiling.
|A CHINSE GOD! . (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|THE FAMILY! Tradition is a big part of festivals. Photos document the generations celebrating what is important. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
I think celebrations like these are for families, tradition, food, and all of us are invited to be a part of that. The universe if vast and we are not alone if we embrace one another and new beginnings.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
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