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Chinatown Says 'Happy New Year'; blogdowntown Says 'Send Pics'

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Friday, January 30, 2009, at 08:52AM
Dancing in Confetti Ed Fuentes

Color and movement are on display in the Golden Dragon Chinese New Year Parade & Festival.

On Monday, the Chinese New Year began and that means the streets of Chinatown will see dragons, lions, and dancing at The 110th Annual Golden Dragon Chinese New Year Parade & Festival to celebrate the Year of the Ox. The colorful parade will be held this Saturday at 2pm.

It will assemble on Hill before moving into Chinatown and turning right onto Bernard, then back toward Downtown on Broadway. At the end of the parade route, at Cesar Chavez, a firecracker and lion dance finale will mark the end of the parade around 4pm.

It's a day with countless visuals, and if you're planning on attending and bringing a camera we'd like to invite you to send in some of your favorite shots. We will then select a few to make a photo essay that captures the day through the eyes of Downtowners; the first of what we hope to be regular planned assignments for the collective of photographers who have been part of blogdowntown since its inception. Of course, new readers and those not living Downtown are also invited to join in.

To participate, just submit your favorite shots to the blogdowntown photo pool. To make it easier to sort them, try to use the tag 'goldendragonparade2009'.

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