We have just passed the festive season of Chinese New Year (also known as SPRING FESTIVAL). However, the mood of Chinese New Year is still growing in me. The lion dance, sticky pancakes and fire crackers are still overwhelming my mind. Yangon Chinatown is still crowded. In fact, Chinese New Year season ends only by 9th Day after New Year eve. On that day, descendants from some regions of China rejoice second celebration of the New Year.
These shots were created on 25th Jan 2009. Thousands of Chinese structured a rally in Yangon Chinatown. Participants are Committee members of various Chinese Associations, Trustees of Chinese Temples, Chinese Traders, Chinese Lion Dancing Teams, Kung Fu Clubs, spectators and of course Chinese new generations. I saw these little kids rallying at the forefront of the mass. They were wearing classic Chinese traditional costumes. Honestly, I murmured myself that they all are so much adorable. Nowadays, these costumes come to the state of so-called scarcity. We are more prone to see Chinese kids wearing JEAN PANTS instead of such customary costumes. It does happen to every race around the world, I guess. Our ancestors are so much agonizing that the traditions will be in wane.
Happy New Year! And a very colorful one at that. Was there a reason you only blurred the bottom of the photo in No. 2? Maybe if it were blurred in an oval shape all around the picture would have added a bit more attention to the two center subjects. Really cute children.