2012: Celebrating the Year of the Water Dragon

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Festivals, Manila, Places, street & documentary, travel
For most Filipinos, it has always been a tradition that the New Year is celebrated on the 1st day of January. But since it was the first time that the Chinese New Year was declared as a holiday, I didn’t hesitate to witness the said festivities. And what better place to witness the long time Chinese tradition and festivities – China Town, Binondo Manila.

The Filipino – Chinese community – families, businessmen, and with noticeably a large number of photographers all joined in the festivities last Januray 23, 2012.

The symbolic Dragon.

Filipino-Chinese people flock to a Chinese Temple to pay respects and wish for good fortune.

Traditional burning of incense.

Street Parade of Dragons and Lions.

Even “Luya” – ginger is considered as a lucky charm for this year.

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Rocel Zamora is an engineer by profession, a girl from mars with a passion for photography, finding peace in rock and roll music, capturing the world in color and seeing thru your soul in black and white.

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