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Gelukkig Chinees Nieuw Jaar…..

by on February 13, 2010
 

…which is Happy Chinese New Year, in Dutch.

Just to share some photos of the celebrations in The Hague

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Children singing Chinese songs….

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And women in vibrant colours of orange and green!

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Lovely red Chinese lanterns…..with gay decorations

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And a super stunning red dress!

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A captive audience….

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To celebrate the start of the ‘Year of the Tiger’.

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And what an adorable way for this new year to start…..

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Ushered in by this little princess….in red!

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I must confess this was almost devoid of foodie delights……and this was how close I came to food during the festivities. A print…..

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Oh well, life goes on. There was a small market on in Chinatown….

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…with all sorts on display: Tea…..to be expected;

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Workshops: Sand art;

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Beads

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And birds.

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And of course….these famous  waving cats…..or Tigers? I don’t know what the story behind them is though…so, enlighten me as needed!

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See that haze in the first photo? It is the cloud of fireworks………..

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And you only need to see the red ‘carpet’ on the ground……….to imagine the cacophony of firework sounds!

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We had a great time, walking the streets…..and as you would expect, dinner was take  away.

Yes, Chinese….and sorry you can’t see any of those….too hungry to photograph and share.

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Happy Chinese New Year!