Photos of the Day: End of the Chinese New Year Celebration

Yesterday was the end of the Chinese New Year, which was celebrated by one final dragon parade through the streets of Chinatown. I wanted to go, but my parents were in town (celebrating the fact that I defended my dissertation last week, which is where I disappeared to) so I couldn’t make the Flickr meetup that Moocat had organized.

Photo by Moocat

Photo by Odhusky

And more photos here.

I did actually make it to Chinatown later in the evening because my parents had offered to take my husband and I out to dinner. The restaurant I picked was Rangoon, a Burmese restaurant on 9th Street. My husband and I discovered it in the months before we moved to Philly because one time we’d come to town on a Greyhound bus, were hungry when we arrived, and we found Rangoon just around the corner from the bus station. We have been back several times, and each time are just amazed by the food at Rangoon. Everything is interesting and flavorful and perfectly cooked.

Anyway, a second motivation to head to Chinatown was that I had thought there was going to be a lantern festival at night (from various websites that had alluded to it), but when we got there, no one at the restaurant knew about it, no signs were announcing it anywhere, and there were certainly no lanterns to be seen. If it did happen and anyone went to it, please leave a note in the comments!

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