Thursday, February 07, 2008

Chúc mừng năm mới!

Lion Dance

Happy new year everyone! Today's been a long, busy but very fun and happy day for the beginning of the Year of the Rat. My friends at work helped make the day fly by and we worked but managed to have plenty of fun. I took several Asian candies and cookies in and shared it with folks. Also shared some traditions b/c I think many of them didn't know much about Tet.

This picture of a lion dance is technically not shot in Seguin but since Mark and I are Seguinites, I hope you don't mind it too much. There just wasn't a lion dance in Seguin as far as I know. I have not been to a Tet celebration in years and we had a great time this evening as guests at the San Antonio Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce dinner and celebration! The evening kicked off with this dance of not one but three lions, that's rare. The costumes were great and the dancers managed well in a small space. The food was fabulous and companionship very enjoyable. There was singing of tradition Taiwanese songs, much laughter and wonderful door prizes. Mark and I won a very neat framed setting of several jade carvings.

This has been one of the nicest Tet I have had and I am glad to share some of my day here with you. Hope you all also had wonderful days as well. Good night.


Southern Heart said...

What a beautiful celebration! and a very Happy New Year to you!

Dan said...

Happy New Year! I was at a Chinese new year celebration with work recently, red shirt and all.

Thanks so much for your comments on my Erwin Park pictures! You are very kind. I am trying to improve my photog skills and your comments were a big encouragement to me.

photowannabe said...

This looks like a wonderful and festive celebration.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Annie said...

Another Happy New Year. But I wonder, why wasn't it a dance of the Rat, since this is the year of the rat?

Joy said...

Cool! The lion dance!

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Pat said...

Happy New Year to you!


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alexander said...

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Natalie said...

Happy (late) Viet new year!!
I just found your blog via Google, hope you don't mind my reading it. ;)

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