Year of the Green Wood Horse

2014 celebrates the Chinese New Year on January 31st.  It is my 6th Year of the Horse.  Each animal of the zodiac reappears every twelve years.  I was born in the Year of the Horse, 1942.  

For me one of the highlights of the festivities around this holiday is the great and colorful undulating serpentine “dragon” as the tented costume dances down the parade route powered by the many energetic young people carrying the traditional symbol forward. 

I still remember being in the massive crowds in San Francisco with friends watching as the celebration got underway and soon went whooshing past the throngs. 


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