Lunar New Year’s Parade

February 9, 2008

The day was rainy and cold, but spirits were still bright for the 13th annual Lunar New Year parade in Flushing, Queens.

Here, in the neighborhood that is home to New York’s largest Asian population, the Chinese and Korean communities marched down Main Street to welcome in the Year of the Rat. Happy New Year!

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Mounted police officers lead the parade

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NYPD Marching Band

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The Chinese marchers begin

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There’s a kid under that gigantic mask

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Carrying flags

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The mouse ears symbolize the Year of the Rat

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A lion on parade

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Carrying flags

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A little lion dances

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A dragon held aloft

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Martial arts demonstration

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Beating the drum

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The kids are enthralled

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A costumed dancer

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Large dragon is held aloft

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Korean-American Association

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Marching band

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Drummers and dancers

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Banging the gong

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Riding on a float

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Beating a drum

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Clanging the cymbals

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Girls in Korean dress

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Traditional Korean costume

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Korean War veterans

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Veterans marching on Main Street

WNYC: Lunar New Year Kicks Off in Flushing
Times-Ledger: Flushing Gears Up

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