Gelukkig Chinees Nieuw Jaar…..

…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….


And women in vibrant colours of orange and green!

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Lovely red Chinese lanterns…..with gay decorations


And a super stunning red dress!


A captive audience….


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


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


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…..


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


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


Workshops: Sand art;

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And birds.


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!


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!


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!

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  1. Ozoz,
    What a lovely photographs presentation. The “birds” look more like grasshoppers to me but they’re missing a pair of legs 🙂

    Thank you.

  2. Those cats are to be placed facing a door. They wave fortune and money into the house/store. You will always see on in a chinese shop! I have one and it has worked so far!

    You have the best events in the Netherlands! I wish I lived in such a cultural spot…

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