Every year we really enjoy going to a Chinese New Year celebration. This year we went to the largest one in Colorado. It was okay, but we found that we actually preferred the smaller one we went to last year. This year's show was a little too formal for us with the first twenty minutes being introductions of dignitaries and yada yada yada.
Before the show they played a few games.
The next set of pictures were taken from our seats and aren't very good. I'm sure you are not surprised!
Children from the Chinese school danced and sang.
Everyone loved the acrobat and the lion dance. We have come to expect the lion dance and Mia likes to participate in the feeding of the lions at the end.
I really liked the orchestra from China. All the instruments were ones I had never seen before. It was beautiful music but a little boring for the kids.
Mia loved the magician! Her eyes were riveted the whole time trying to figure out all his "tricks".
When we got home the girls got their red envelopes. In the background they are watching the popular Chinese cartoon, Like Sheep Sheep and Grey Wolf. It doesn't bother them one bit that it's in Chinese!
Happy Chinese New Year!