2012 Chinese New Year Celebration

2012 Chinese New Year
2012 Chinese New Year Celebration
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Two of my lovely nieces performed on Saturday at the celebration and I made way through the jam packed crowd to the back stage area to visit with them beforehand. It was a debut appearance for this niece while the other one (her back to the camera here) has been dancing for several years. Outside, there was a torrential downpour. Inside, it was too packed to begin to make one’s way around the wall to wall food concessions, which was too bad as the little we had was great. Because of the downpour, the dragon dance was on stage rather than outside. We managed to catch an occasional glimpse from the room’s rear, before we all packed up and went to a nearby restaurant to continue our celebration there.

2012 Chinese New Year (niece on right and friend)
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2012 Chinese New Year, My Two Nieces
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Chinese New Year Celebration, Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center, Chinese New Year Celebration, with my niece (on the right).
She had a great time with my camera, for which reason I took very few pictures.

Chinese New Year Celebration, Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center, Chinese New Year Celebration. H.o.p. gathers pine cones with his cousin.

The Chinese New Year is February 7th, but the Atlanta History Center held a celebration Sunday.

Knowing that people wear red for the Chinese New Year, it was H.o.p.’s idea to wear a red dragon shirt he’d picked up in New York’s China Town.

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