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Images Of Boston, Chinatown, “2018 Chinese New Year” — Saturday, February 24, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Dim Sum at China Pearl.


We went to Boston Chinatown, for 2018 Chinese New Year, on Saturday, February 24, as opposed to the Sunday, which is when we normally go (so as to enjoy the Dragon Parades etc.), because it was going to be bucketing down, most of the day, on the Sunday.

It was still fun. It wasn’t as busy as the 2nd Sunday of the New Year.

We still had Dim Sum at China Pearl.

It was warm. In the 50s. So, it was great to walk around. We ended up walking to Boston Common and spending an hours walking around the entire Common/Park.

Glad we went. Would have liked to have seen the Dragon Parades. We missed them last year too.


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Chinese New Year 2017 — ‘The Year Of The Rooster’ — Saturday, January 28 (For 2 Weeks).

by Anura Guruge


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I celebrate, as some of you well know, three (3) New Year’s a Year.

One is so inadequate and boring.

So, by noon January 1 of each year I start thinking about the Chinese New Year. Yes, I celebrate that, with vigor, with the locals — in Boston’s Chinatown. Dim Sum, dragon parades, fireworks … The whole shebang and it can be quite a ‘bang’ with the fireworks.

I was surprised but delighted that it is EARLY. That is good.

The FUN in Chinatown is always on the second Sunday. So that will be February 5, 2017 — the day after Sri Lanka Independence Day.

After the Chinese, it is, alas, a bit of a wait. Till April 14th for the Sinhalese New Year. But, Easter is around then and so I am ‘OK’ by then for holidays.


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Boston Chinatown Chinese New Year 2016 — YouTube Videos Of Dragon Parades.

by Anura Guruge


Boston Chinatown on Sunday, February 21, 2016
for the Chinese New Year Dragon Parades
& Dim Sum at ‘China Pearl’
as is our yearly tradition.

See this post for 6 pictures

IF you have never seen these parades,
replete with fire crackers (hence the smoke)
check these short, fairly decent
videos out.

Shot with my new Panasonic Lumix LX 100.

Click image to access YouTube video.

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These are the only videos I shot BUT I have about 350 photos from the Lumix LX100. I will post most of them in batches, as I have done with the Philadelphia New Year’s Day 2016 “Mummers Parade“.


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by Anura Guruge