Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Year of the Ox

On Sunday I was teaching a silkscreen class at Satin Moon Quilt Shop here in Victoria. The shop is located in the heart of Chinatown and there was a parade to celebrate Chinese New Year. The dragon that led the parade visited all the businesses in the area to bring good luck. The stores hang lettuce and Good Luck money outside to encourage the dragon to linger a little while. He pulls the lettuce and money down and dances while the firecrackers explode during the beating of drums. There's lots of excitment and laughter and the children are given Chinese candies.


susan said...

The dragon must have been a wonderful "break" for the class. Glad that you're staying busy and having so much fun with "Baby". Take care

bronwen said...

I didn't know they did that with the lettuce. Thanks for sharing that!