Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Happy Multicultural Rabbit

We went along to Chinatown on Sunday for the Year of the Rabbit celebrations.
Our divvy of a prime minister was recently banging on about how multiculturalism has failed in the UK so I wish he could have been there on Sunday to see how many visitors this "failed multiculturalism" attracted to London.

Politics aside this was such a fun day out. It was heaving but years of living in London have made me much better at dealing with crowds and the majority of people were pretty polite. I just laughed at those who weren't. They were obviously soooo much more important than everyone else.

Year of the rabbit

We managed to catch glimpses of the lion dancers blessing the shops with the drums and cymbals chasing away bad spirits.

Year of the rabbit

One of the sponsors was Kung Fu Panda!

Year of the rabbit

As well as the Panda there were wise old men conferring longevity and other attributes to the crowds and a money tree for prosperity.

Year of the rabbit

Year of the rabbit

There were also things to spot if you looked up


Year of the rabbit

Year of the rabbit

and lots of young Chinese women were sporting bunny ears (in a non playboy fashion)

Year of the Rabbit

After mooching around we headed into Covent Garden to Wahaca which does great Mexican food using British ingredients.

Wahaca

Another happy rabbity refried bean Sunday in London! Perfect.

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