Monday, February 18, 2008

Chinatown

We had a fun time today in Chinatown. We missed the parade because they had it earlier in the morning, but we still got to see the dragons go up and down the street warding off evil spirits so that the businesses will have a prosperous year. :)
The firecrackers were VERY loud!





These guys followed the dragons and played their drums and cymbals constantly--another way to ward off evil spirits.




Chris was wishing he had some matches. :)

I thought this little girl's outfit was really cute. :)

Each business that wanted the dragons to come to their store had a string of firecrackers hanging outside their door. At the top of the string there was lettuce which the black dragon "ate" after all the firecrackers went off.















Lots of little red papers everywhere!

We ate at a Thai restaurant and ordered the non-spicy dishes. :) It was very good.








We got a kick out of this phone booth.

4 comments:

Mom said...

What day was that? Which China town? NYC? Great photos. Very interesting to know about, too. I like the lettuce idea! :-D

Liz said...

This was yesterday, Sunday afternoon, in Philadelphia. We have our own Chinatown. :) Matt came to Faith, and then we went into Chinatown for lunch.

SmellyMeli said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Are you wearing the necklace I made you? Did I make it too small? If you would like the necklace longer, you can just send it back to me, and I'll add more beads.

Liz said...

I did wear it on Sunday!! No, it's fine, it's just that I don't have anything that matches that's not a t-shirt, so it looks short. I'll have to lose weight so I can wear it with my white cross-tie blouse, or something. :) Most of the pinks I have are a rosier pink and the necklace is peachier pink