Friday, February 11, 2011

'Wascally wabbits' at the CNY Twilight Parade

Chinese New Year Twilight Parade 2011, Sydney

Year of the Rabbit
Just a few pictures from last weekend's Chinese New Year Twilight Parade to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, which luckily didn't get rained out and had eager watchers - poncho-ed and umbrella ready - from Town Hall down to the Entertainment Centre in Chinatown.

Famous rabbits: Roger and Thumper

More bunnies
It was a bunny infestation from the CBD to Chinatown, with all things rabbit featuring in the parade along with performers from Hubei in China.

The performers' assembly area was alive with action hours before the parade start, with hope overcoming fear of rain or cold. Practicing drummers, lion dancers, marching bands, orchestras - it was a colourful sight to see.

Bunny's best friend - a carrot

The audience starts to gather

The Rat (me), with cheese and grapes, of course

Bunny cart

And remaining mostly rain free, the parade took place in front of thousands of onlookers, some five or six deep and all keen to see the sights and all the hard work put into the parade by organisers and participants.

Performers at the end of the parade
Congrats to the organisers for another extravagant parade to ring in the Year of the Rabbit.


chocolatesuze said...

ahahaha that carrot costume is awesome!

Simon Food Favourites said...

love the costumes! wish i checked it out :-)

joey@FoodiePop said...

I couldn't make the parade so am very happy to see this post! Love the photos and in particular the ridiculous sparkly human carrot!

Tina said...

Hi suze - Yep, she was probably the most popular person in the parade..!

Hi Simon - Next year ;)

Hi joey - I'm glad you got to enjoy the carrot still :)

thang @ noodlies said...

how cute, there are so many rabbit costumes!

foodie and the chef said...

Oh I had fun here - I'm so glad the rain wasn't too horrendous.

Tina said...

Hi Thang - All sorts of bunnies!

Hi foodie and the chef - Lucky bunnies they were!


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