Monday, 8 April 2013

Chinese Lantern Festival



In late February each year
the Auckland Chinese community
hold their lantern festival
in Albert Park
to celebrate
Chinese New Year.



All the colorful displays 
depict Chinese scenes 
 of old folk stories.


The trees were so
beautifully decorated.


We all enjoyed a fun night
with everyone in such a happy mood.



I'm joining Mary for
do pop over and meet
some lovely bloggers -
you may like to join us!

Thank you dear friends for visiting me,
I've been working for the last two 
weeks - hence the lack of posts!

À bientôt

be kind to one another
hugs

Shane 




18 comments:

Snap said...

Shane .. lovely, fun post. I really enjoy the Chinese lantern festival and all the festivities of the lunar new year.

teri said...

Lovely images! The lanterns must be lovely at night.

Jeanie said...

I would love every second of this wonderful event! Your photos are fabulous!

Marissa said...

Loved the pictures so colorful!

Rhonda said...

These are so colorful and joyful.
Hope you are well dear friend.
I agree with your last comment on my blog, working full time and creating is very hard!!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

So interesting that you should post these pictures today Shane. I was just telling a young Chinese student who is my daughter's new Mandarin teacher who came to our home yesterday that Auckland has a large Chinese community. I will have to show him these photos next time he visits. We attended a dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year and last year we tasted moon cakes for the first time at the moon cake festival. I think my younger children would love to attend a lantern festival!
Hope you are well and that you had a lovely Easter.

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Patricia said...

Love those little ducks; what a lovely festival, and great photos Shane. xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How lovely! I'm sure it was a beautiful sight to see. I especially like the duck lanterns. :) Best wishes for a great week. Tammy

Linda said...

Lovely collages of magical evenings for the Chinese community and for everyone to enjoy. Love the fish lanterns and the Chinese story displays. Hope you find some opportunity to rest and relax very soon.

Dorthe said...

Dear Shane,
it must be so special, to be able to take part in such occations.
How magical and totally different from all I have seen- I love the lantern fish, and all the bright colours.
Wish you a happy rest of your week, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

Marilyn said...

I do just love the fish swimming through the tree and the lanterns everywhere. They would indeed make me smile and feel happy to see in person. Take care and don't overwork.

Patty said...

Oh what fun. I love all the pretty colors and objects.

Vee said...

It does look beautiful and celebratory. Oh I remember when work really cut into my blogging...years ago now. Thank you always for visiting and leaving such bright, cheery comments.

Mary said...

So colorful - I can almost hear the fireworks and the happy sounds of the people.

Don't work too hard - how much longer? Hope it lets up soon and you'll be back more often - we miss you.

Hugs - Mary

Linda said...

Love all the bright and happy decorations around this festival-looks like SO much fun!

Vicki Boster said...

Shane- we attended a Chinese lantern festival also when we were in Canada-- they were so colorful-- your pictures are lovely. Reminds me that I need to post mine too!!
Vicki

~*~Patty S said...

Oh Oh Oh
the Lantern Festival looks really wonderful and like nothing I have ever seen ... beautiful glowing photos Shane of an event you must look forward to each year ... I would not miss it if I were nearby

so glad you took these lovely photos and shared them
oxo

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