Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, Year of the Rat will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008 from 2 to 5 PM in Chinatown, DC
The Chinese Community of the Greater Washington Metropolitan area is going to celebrate the "Chinese Lunar New Year" in Washington, DC Chinatown on H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This year will be the year 4706, the year of the Rat. In Chinese legend, people born in the year of the Rat are known to be the most industrious and hardest working. They are always busy in pursuit of an ambitious personal goal, honest, and loath to betray a confidence. They are born perfectionists. As a result, they are often successful financially, and are good providers for their family and those they cherish most dearly. Rat people inspire loyalty in others who are close to them.
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) is very proud to sponsor this event. The festival includes folk dances, musical bands from various genres, local high school, cultural exhibition and a parade. The popular lion and dragon dances, as well as a five-story high firecracker that will be lit at 3:45 p.m. will also be featured in the program. Please bring your friends and family to join us for this exciting and joyful event which routinely attracts more than 40,000 patrons/tourists.
Mayor Fenty presents Procalmation
Lion Dance in front of VIP Guests and DC Chair Gray
CCBA Parade in front of the Archway
DC Council Chair Gray & Councilmember Phil Mendelson
DC Councilmember Yvette Alexander & Phil Mendelson
The Year of 4706, Year of the Rat - VIP Luncheon
L to R- Kang, Raymond Ho, DC Chairman Gray, Alex Chi (CRC Chair), Allan Lui (CCBA Chair)
TECRO Rep. Jason Wu (Center) with VIP Guest
DC Councilmember Harry Thomas and Alex Chi
Waiting for performance
DC Senator Paul Strauss
Dragon & Lion Dance
Lion Dance in front of Firecrackers
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