Happy New Year! Today is Chinese New Year, the year of the Rabbit! To anyone of the Elmer Fudd persuasion, leave the Wabbits alone, go Duck hunting 🙂
Last night there was a display of Festive Lanterns, or Khom Fai, to mark the occasion in Guyana, and it was a very nice display, if you got there in time. And when I say in time I mean before the time that was originally advertised. Originally billed for a 7pm start (even one of the organisers Facebook page has it that way still) there was apparently a change during the day and it was moved up, anyone reaching for 7pm would have missed it (almost entirely), I arrived 15 minutes before seven and almost missed it 🙂 Maybe next year I’ll camp out an hour before hand. It was held at the Parade Ground, Georgetown.
It’s not a great photo, but it gives you the idea of what went on!
22 thoughts on “Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái”
Glad you didn’t miss it, wish I could have made the time (ironically, if I knew it was earlier I probably would have tried harder 🙂
From yours and Fidal’s it looks like it was a photogenic event.
Thanks Nik! Maybe next year 🙂
Beautiful capture, nice mix of people and lanterns. I’d always feel that people get in the way and ruin a photo but it works very well in your capture. Well done.
Thanks Nigel! I think for “events” people are usually a nice addition 🙂 I was once of the same opinion, that people spoil the scenes, but I’ve changed over the years 🙂
Happy New Year, Michael
Same to you Bob. although I don’t know much of my heritage I think it’s important to try and keep the links to the parts we know 🙂
Happy New Year Michael. Kung Hei Fat Choi
Thanks Paul, same to you. It’s amazing the amount of “english” spellings I’ve seen for it 🙂 I wish I knew more about my heritage, but then I’d have to learn about two sides of it won’t I? (Chinese and Portuguese)
Kung Hee Fat Choy
Love the photo
Today February 3, 2011, we are celebrating the arrival of the Chinese lunar calendar year 4079, or in zodiac terms, the year of the rabbit.
Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous Chinese Lunar New Year!
Thanks Cecil, same to you! Always good to have that extra input of data 🙂
Great Photo Mike, Happy New year to you.
They tested one earlier and it was really nice to see it floating away, people cheered too!
Thanks Fidal! I really wish I’d gotten there earlier 🙂 Same to you!
I think it’s an interesting photo and could be used to convey other messages or advertise something. Love the lights above. Nicely done.
Thanks Martina 🙂 great to hear from you!!
Happy New Year Mike! I feel it is going to be a really good one.
Thanks Sheila, I certainly hope so 🙂
Happy New Year to you Mike.
I like the festive mood captured in the lantern shot.
Thanks Sasi, I think you are spot on about it, it’s the “mood” 🙂
Happy new year! I like the shot, it gives a good feeling for the event.
Thanks JP, I know it’s not world class stuff like you do, but I’m working on it 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement
Nice…Great sense of atmosphere
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