Yesterday morning we went into Blackpool, in the pouring rain, because Chinese dragons were coming and also a Chinese market in celebration of the Chinese New Year next Friday. unfortunately we were disappointed with the market because there were only two Chinese stall, the rest were non Chinese related promotions that we didn't bother with. We were hoping to get some fortune cookies for L because she is doing a Chinese New Year presentation at Guides next Monday.
The rain finally stopped just in time for the dragons to arrive. first came the long dragon chasing a shiny ball meanwhile much further down the street, two dancing dragons were coming up. As they came up other little dragons got ready including a tiny one (two youngsters). Then the drummer started (I chose the wrong place to stand, near the drummer) and a battle commenced and all the while the long dragon was chasing the ball.
The dragons are so colourful and the dancers controlling the dragons were very fit getting down low without sitting on the wet floor and lifting the heads high.
The dancers were from Liverpool and were of different nationalities which was nice to see.
There were firecrackers going off.
We watched the display for fifteen minutes and although it was continuing we had to leave because out parking ticket was running out. We really enjoyed what we saw and Next Sunday we are hoping to go to Manchester's China town to see their New Year celebrations, I'm sure we will find some fortune cookies there. Last year 75,000 people visited Manchester to see the dragons so the atmosphere should be amazing, we're really looking forward to it as we've never been before.
Is anyone else doing/going anywhere foe Chinese New Year?