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March 30, 2010

It’s been more than two weeks, but I’m finally getting around to putting up the pictures from the Chinese New Year in Isleton on March 13.

The event featured Lion Dancers from Eastern Ways Martial Arts in traditional dress blessing local businesses. It was a lovely day filled with beautiful, colorful costumes on the town’s the Main Street. Some of the buildings are empty and abandoned, but the ones that are filled have art studios, small businesses and a museum.

Lauren and I alternated between holding Miss Sara’s leash and taking pictures of the festivities. Not understanding these strange creatures, Sara at first growled at them, but she eventually came around.

Some members of the martial arts center provided the beat for the dancers.

At each business, the dancers went in the entrance as part of the blessing ceremony.

My favorite part of the festival was all the children who also participated. It was interesting to see them recreate history, and they really played the part.

This is by far my favorite picture from the parade.

We also stopped into Summer Wind Stained Glass and Gift.

And while there I found this. I want.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Maggie's Aunt Ann permalink
    March 31, 2010 2:39 am

    The Chinese festival looks like fun! Good pics!

  2. April 7, 2010 5:47 pm

    that dog house is the best! wow… my dog would be so jealous. I won’t show him. hee hee.

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