Walking Into the Year of the Ox

Happy New Year, again! The year of the Ox is now upon us, and so with the first new moon of the year, a new administration and new beginnings, I took a walk to Mott and Canal Street in Chinatown this afternoon to enjoy the opening festivities for the Asian lunar new year. The chasing away of evil spirits was both fun and cathartic, although in retrospect I could have worn more red. I was hypnotized by the constant beating of the drums, and I enjoyed seeing the streets filling up with confetti.

Images by Walking Off the Big Apple, January 26, 2009.