Traditionally, Chinese New Year celebration finished on the 15 day of the new year; which was February 5, last week.
But since "when in Rome...", I mean when in Wellington, do what the Wellingtonian do; the show must go on ;)
Sunday turn out to be one of those perfect Wellington sunny day! Thousands flock to the CBD to watch the short 15 minutes parade through Courtenay Place and Wakefield Street.
Leader of the pack, our Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown leading the parade at Wakefield Street.
During her visit the two cities celebrated the fifth anniversary of the sister-city relationship and the bicycles are to recognise these links.
One of the bikes was given to the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing and the remaining 99 have come to Wellington.
Did you know Beijing Mayor's name Guo Jinlong means Guo the Golden Dragon? :) 金龍 in Chinese mean Golden Dragon.
Local Chinese in their colourful Chinese opera costumes.
Friendly warriors with spears, or were they candy sticks? ;)
cheongsam is Stefanie.
The parade was over in 15 minutes and they wind their way to Frank Kitts Park where the CNY stage performances is. We did not follow.
We were hungry! We were yearning for some good old Malaysian food and Little Penang is near by :) Alas, it was closed! What we didn't know was they set up a stall at the Asian fare in the TSB Bank Arena, next to Frank Kitts Park.
We tamed our hunger instead at Satay Kajang, one of our favorite Malaysian style restaurant.
Satay Kajang at 39 Dixon Street, Wellington.
They also serve fair dinkum Malaysian style "Teh Tarik 拉茶", on a sunny day like today; I like mine with ice! Real yum!
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A CNY Weekend In Wellington