Our weekend consisted of getting together for lunch yesterday with a new group of friends that have children adopted from China.
And then today we went to the Chinese Cultural Center/China Town--in Atlanta (it's a smaller venue but still a good taste of the events)
This was the Dragon Parade/dance
Part of the "tradition" was to put money in the mouth of the dragon after the dance was done. Some people had the traditional red envelopes, but we just tossed our money in and the dragon seemed ok with that...
Lucas spied something that he thought he recognized to eat and got very excited about it. It looked like a leaf with sticky rice inside and meat.
It was fun to experience some new culture with our boy and so much of it he recognized and really seemed to love.
Tonight is the "eve" of the "New Year" celebration which will go on for about 2 weeks. We will see if we can celebrate some more in the next few days.
FYI this is the Year of the Dragon for those who want to know. There are many Chinese traditions and beliefs that we don't ascribe to, but this was a good way to just share in our boy's history and something familiar.