Dragon dancing around the firecrackers.
This weekend we went out for groceries and a quick lunch, and we stumbled on the Chinese New Year celebration at Eden Center. The parking lot was full of noise and smoke as what seemed like endless chains of firecrackers were exploding up and down the sidewalks. Several troupes of dragon dancers and drummers paraded from shop-to-shop causing a ruckus (or driving out evil spirits, if you will). It was a fun surprise.