Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy New Year!



Today marks the first day of the Lunar New Year or, as it’s commonly known, Chinese New Year. Phoenix has a pretty small Chinese community compared to other similar sized cities in the US, but there’s still a great Chinese New Year Celebration at the COFCO Chinese Cultural Center in central Phoenix. 
There’s usually at least one surreal moment at Chinese New Year in Phoenix. Last year it was a group of women dancing to the pop song “Lollipop.” This year it was a woman singing a very operatic version of “Edelweiss” from the “Sound of Music.” 
There are more photos from Chinese New Year in Phoenix in my PhotoShelter archive.