A beautiful day in Chinatown for New Year’s celebrations! Here are some pics from around our wonderful neighbourhood in Victoria BC. Welcome to the Year of the Snake.

As well as his attendants, a huge crowd of onlookers follow the lions through the streets of Chinatown, all to the sound of beating drums and firecrackers popping!

As well as his attendants, a huge crowd of onlookers follows the lions through the streets of Chinatown, all to the sound of beating drums and firecrackers popping!

The lion takes the offering at The Milkman's Daughter on Government Street.

The lion takes the offering at The Milkman’s Daughter on Government Street.

500 block Fisgard Street, the heart of Chinatown.

500 block Fisgard Street, the heart of Chinatown.

This dragon adorns the corner of Government Street and Pandora Avenue.

This dragon adorns the corner of Government Street and Pandora Avenue.

Doorway in Fan Tan Alley.

Doorway in Fan Tan Alley.

The classic shot with Don Mee Restaurant, a Victoria landmark for more than 80 years.

The classic shot with Don Mee Restaurant, a Victoria landmark for more than 80 years.

The Holiday decorations came down last week and up went new lanterns, some of them yellow.

The Holiday decorations came down last week and up went new lanterns, some of them yellow.

New this year, a banner across Government Street announces Canada's oldest Chinatown.

New this year, a banner across Government Street announces Canada’s oldest Chinatown.

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