Saturday, 28 January 2017

Chinese New Year in Paris, France

Chinese New Year in Paris

Hello everyone,
Today, I'll show you that you travel even if you're not moving from your hometown!! In deed, today is the Chinese New Year (year of the rooster) which is celebrated all over the world by asian communities.

Chinese New Year in Paris

Unfortunately, I've never been to China. As a kid, I always wanted to go to the parade which happens in Paris, but I never had the opportunity. When I grew up, I used to work on weekends so again, I was unable to go.
One year eventually, I was not working and I just bought my DSLR, so I seized the opportunity and went to attend to the parade ! It was for the Snake's year in 2013.

Chinese New Year in Paris

I don't know how I did it, but despite all of the policemen and security, I managed to sneak into the procession, among dragons and dancers. It was an amazing experience! I walked in the middle of the parade for the whole time and somehow blended ind.

Chinese New Year in Paris

In this post, you can check all the pics I took that day. It was my first experience as a coverage and my first time with a DSLR too. As you can see it was snowing especially in the end, and my hands were freezing big time, but it was really really cool and fun to do.

Chinese New Year in Paris

If you are in Paris during the Chinese New Year, there are many different celebrations. Here is the website where you can find all of the useful informations about it.
Thanks for reading me, I hope you enjoyed :)
Happy new year to all of you who are celebrating!!

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

Chinese New Year in Paris

11 comments:

  1. This is such a fun post. I was not aware of the celebration parade in Paris for Chinese New Year. Your photos really help tell the story of your glorious day that you had been waiting so long to experience.

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    1. Thank you Christine! Where are you from? I think Chine New Year is celebrated in many countries now by and for asian communities. I've been to many festivals which are not originally french and I think it can be a great way to travel too ;)

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  2. That's so funny that you snuck into the procession! That's something I would do lol I have never been to China either but fortunately Seattle also hosts a large Lunar New Year celebration in the International District. It's always nice to experience different cultures and traditions even without having to leave your hometown. Good for you :)

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  3. Awesome pictures, so much colour on otherwise a grey day. And you are right, you only need to travel outside your doorway to go travelling, adventure can always be found at home.

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  4. That is an impressive Chinese New Year parade. I didn't know that such a big Chinese New Year celebration.

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  5. Chinese New Year is such a fun festival and time of year. I celebrated it once in Penang, Malaysia and this year in Chiang Mai Thailand.

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  6. Wow, great photos. I love seeing the merging of French and Chinese culture. It's amazing to see the far reach of Chinese culture. I've recently spent 9 months in Peru and was amazed that there was a whole Peruvian Chinese subculture.

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  7. Happy Chinese New Year! I love the way Paris has embraced the Chinese culture and the way everyone has such pride in doing so. What gorgeous photos!

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  8. My students celebrated the Chinese New Year in Clinton, South Carolina with a big dinner! It's great that no matter how far or near everyone seems to enjoy the festivities of the new year. Great photos to capture such a great celebration, tradition and culture.

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  9. Reminds me of my time in Malaysia where I got to see the Chinese new year festival. lovely performance and the lion and dragon dance are phenomenal. Beautiful pictures for sure.

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  10. Wow! I've never been there before. It's such colorful festival and beautiful people.

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