Man, Chinatown #chicago 2013

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

Man waiting for the New Year Parade as Chinatown celebrates the year of the Snake.

Chicago Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

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.

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

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 Chinatown 2013

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

Kung Fu Fighting #chicago 2013

These kids had a good time participating in the parade.

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade #chicago, 2013

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