And so begins a new year, well for the Chinese folk that is. February 2015 marked the end of the Year of the Horse and the celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Goat……some say sheep, but a new Chinese year whichever way you look at it, and welcomed in with a lot of colour and noise – earplugs are a prerequisite!
Chinatown in Cyrildene, JHB, was abuzz with people and festivities, despite the pouring rain! Some enterprising entrepreneurs had the foresight to walk around with bunches of brollies and when the heavens opened, they sold out fast!
Restaurants had tables preset, in the main road, but these were fast abandoned by shelter seeking patrons when the rain came down, drinks, food and chairs quickly forgotten.
The rain abated somewhat, and revelers came back out onto the street in throngs, awaiting the dragons and fireworks – as per usual, they were not disappointed! A stunning spectacle, thoroughly enjoyed by all. Fabulous evening, despite the rain!