Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade
Man waiting for the New Year Parade as Chinatown celebrates the year of the Snake.
This year also marks the 101st anniversary of the establishment of China Town in Chicago. The Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade was a blast! Many people and cool things to photograph.
The first large wave of Chinese people to arrived in Chicago occurred during the mid to late 1800s, after the Transcontinental Railroad was completed. Many came to escape the anti-Chinese violence they had experienced on the west coast.
Chicago's Chinatown is home to a number fantastic Chinese restaurants and gift shops. There are even several Chinese medicine stores for anyone interested in traditional Chinese Medicine.
These kids had a good time participating in the parade.