Chinese New Year is something we annually celebrate aside from our usual yearly celebrations such as Christmas, Valentines, etc. When it comes to celebrating it, nothing is better than visiting the ever-beautiful Chinatown in Binondo, Manila.
This year’s Chinese New Year happened earlier than the previous years (usually, it’s in the first to second week of February). Together with some Vox photographers, Ron, and Jansen, we were able to explore Binondo and I literally spent my whole day there strolling around.
Here are some photos I took around the two faces of CNY.
Chinese New Year 2017
The streets of Binondo
This is the other face of CNY for me, around the streets of Binondo everyone can see these kids with their dragon made of old carton boxes and cloth. Using empty cans and stick as their drums, they will do their own version of dragon dance trying to amaze usual tourists, foreigners, and tons of photographers walking around.
We ended our photo walk after Mayor Erap’s grand parade and concluded that this is yet another happy CNY for me and Ron (it’s our 2nd year celebrating CNY together!)
And oh, it’s my 3rd year celebrating CNY at Chinatown. It’s been my vow to celebrate it there and always have my photo taken with the Lucky Cat! Such a cutie, right? 🙂
Have you visited and celebrated CNY at Chinatown, too? Let me know your thoughts!