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Posts Tagged "Chinese New Year"

Photo dump: The dance of the dragon

One of the most important parts of the New Year Spring Festival is the dance of the dragon; a spectacular procession that evokes traditional Chinese values. It also just so happens to be the Year of the Dragon – the fire breathing ‘star’ of the zodiac for a good number of reasons. Dragons are meant […]


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Eternal Spring

Spring has been slipping quietly in to the dark and windy corners of Dali and whispering her delight in the change of season. The fields are starting to laugh as pink blossoms, yellow fields and white magnolias transform the countryside. Slowly, slowly, the sun has been warming up our Wintery bones and the atmosphere is […]


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Blasting our way in to the Chinese New Year

Chinese people certainly know how to party! On the eve of the Dragon New Year anarchy reigned supreme. As the good folk of Dali set off every firecracker they could get their hands on, from super rockets that lit up the night sky, to tiny throw downs and huge boxes of noise reminiscent of battle; […]


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Painting the town Chinese Red

As Chinese communities around the world prepare for the Dragon New Year, we’re feeling pretty excited to have a front seat to all the action. The streets are heaving with people shopping for new clothes, buying up special foods at the market and painting their doors with a fresh coat of lucky red. The mood […]


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