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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Chinese New Year Parade 2006, Sydney

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 costumes

It was the annual Chinese New Year parade on Sunday 5 February 2006.

In addition to the regular dragon dancers, Chinese scouts and young soccer players, parade spectators were treated to a jaw-dropping mobile performance by visiting Chinese acrobats, drummers, dancers, stilt performers and jugglers, here to promote the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 feather headdress

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 last-minute gossip

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 females in costume

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 boy smiling

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 Beijing performers on stilts

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 Beijing performers on stilts

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 female with parasol

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 boy with an Australian flag

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 women with gifts

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 kids on stilts

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 Beijing mascots

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 Beijing drummers

Chinese New Year parade Sydney 2006 dragon dance

Don't forget the Lantern Festival on tonight at Star City and the last day of Dragon Boat Races at Darling Harbour tomorrow.

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Chinese New Year markets Jan 06
Chinese New Year eve: the build-up Jan 06
Chinese New Year eve: the feast Jan 06
Chinese New Year Parade: Part I Feb 05
Chinese New Year Parade: Part II Feb 05

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 2/11/2006 04:14:00 pm


9 Comments:

  • At 2/11/2006 9:50 pm, Blogger PiCkLeS said…

    hahha my dad was in the parade, he was representing an asian soccer club and helped with the Lion dancing. His mates all said that next year he can play the bald guy that waves the fans around because he is the only one with the belly for it.

     
  • At 2/12/2006 10:44 am, Blogger Reb said…

    looks like great fun! Those headpieces look like migrain material and I'm bad enough with high heels let alone stilts!

     
  • At 2/12/2006 3:36 pm, Blogger fooDcrazEE said…

    yeah! The headpiece looks so heavy

     
  • At 2/12/2006 8:27 pm, Blogger M-H said…

    Thanks Helen. Great pics - I love the colours of the costumes.

     
  • At 2/12/2006 9:00 pm, Blogger Kirsten said…

    Great photos as usual Helen, how do you always manage prime position at these type of things?

     
  • At 2/13/2006 3:10 pm, Blogger obachan said…

    Beautiful photos! I love the bright colors of the costumes.

     
  • At 2/15/2006 1:12 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Pickles - Hope he had fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for him next year (the bald guy with the belly right?)

    Hi reb - I know. Those girls were 6ft tall without heels I swear. Talk about torture from both ends.

    Hi foodcrazee - The things that women will do for fashion *sight*

    Hi m-h - Yeah the costumes were great. I love parades. Sydney should have more!

    Hi Kirsten - The answer's easy--get there early! I actually ended up there at 9.30am, but that meant some great access to the performers as they mingled by the Town Hall.

    Hi Obachan - Me too. Makes me think my wardrobe could do with some sprucing up - lol.

     
  • At 2/15/2006 7:07 pm, Blogger cin said…

    we didn't have a parade, but i went to the Hawker's Market on Sunday.

     
  • At 2/16/2006 5:49 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Cin - The Hawkers' Market looked great. And yeah, I love ice kacang!

     

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