Photo Essay: Lunar New Year Parade

Media Credit: Florence Shen | Staff Photographer

A group performs a dragon dance at the annual Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown Sunday, which drew hundreds of people to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit.

Jennifer Igbonoba | Staff Photographer

The Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School participates in the parade procession.

Emmy Numann | Photographer

Mayor Muriel Bowser marches with The Consolidated Benevolent Association, which organized Sunday’s parade in partnership with the Office of the Mayor on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs.

Lily Speredelozzi | Assistant Photo Editor

Miss Vietnam looks out into the parade crowd.

Jennifer Igbonoba | Staff Photographer

Members of the crowd look gleefully out into the parade.

Lily Speredelozzi | Assistant Photo Editor

A dragon darts through the parade route, obscuring the crowd.

Jennifer Igbonoba | Staff Photographer

A man holds up an inflatable dragon – a symbol of Chinese history and celebration believed to bring good luck.

Emmy Numann | Photographer

Firecrackers explode in the air in bursts of light, leaving behind a cloud of smoke.

Lily Speredelozzi | Assistant Photo Editor

Confetti rains down from the sky after the firecracker show commences.

Lily Speredelozzi | Assistant Photo Editor

Confetti from the fire cracker sprinkles the streets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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