Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another day in the (Taoist) neighborhood

We knew something was up when we saw the dragon resting outside our front door.

This Taoist ceremony, which lasted two days, was to honor the birthday of a god, Xuan Tian Shang Di. As it happens, the third day of the third lunar month also falls on my birthday this year, which also lasted through two days of feasting.

We've arranged the images more or less in chronological order.


Ruth/Gram said...

Beautiful photos! The colors and the costumes are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the festival with us! Gram

Joe said...

That's so cool. That last photo is fantastic in so many ways. The 4th and 5th photos as well, because I recognize that front stoop. Usually filled with Kickapoo Joy Joice, now filled with dragons. Tres kool. Happy Birthday again Jessie!