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Lunar New Year celebrated in Chinatown

Attendees buy from local vendors and watch performances for Lunar New Year of the Dragon
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Natalie Monga

D.C. residents celebrated the Lunar New Year Feb. 11 with parades that included groups from across the district. 

Chinatown was decorated with red and yellow banners as several dances, songs and other performances celebrated the start of the new year. Attendees had food from local vendors as they watched several traditional dragon and lion dance performances in honor of the Lunar Year of the Dragon.

Students from the Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School performed a routine during the parade. (Natalie Monga)
The Jow Ga Shaolin Institute’s Lion and Dragon Dance Team demonstrated a festive dragon dance through the street. (Natalie Monga)
A person holds up a sign protesting urban development and gentrification in Chinatown. (Natalie Monga)
A man bought a souvenir from a local vendor. (Natalie Monga)
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