Monday, February 7, 2011

Chinese New Year in Victoria

Victoria has the oldest Chinatown in Canada and yesterday was the big New Year celebration. Satin Moon Quilt Shop is in the Chinatown area of the city and I was at the store teaching Beginner Quilting. We took a break from our class to watch the Dragon come to the shop to bestow good luck.

The tradition includes providing an offering of 'greens' for the dragon. Gord from Satin Moon hung the lettuce above the doorway to the shop and the dragon came to dance and pull down the lettuce.

I'm sure this year of the Rabbit will be a good one!

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