Photo Diary: 2014 Spring Festival

I wasn’t planning to write any more posts about Spring Festival but I thought some of you might enjoy seeing some of the photos I took over the holiday.  As usual, it was a feast for all of the senses.

In my next post I will share what I consider to be China’s ultimate Achilles’ Heel as it enters the Year of the Yang Wood Horse.  Forget about the credit surge, asset bubbles, the state of the global economy, or any of the other usual suspects you’re reading about elsewhere.  I will share the greatest risk facing China today.

Enjoy the photos!

As usual, it all started with the company’s annual Spring Festival dinner:

opening dance

Mr Li

orphans II

 

models II

plant dance

 

dining room

 

And, of course, there were plenty of temple fairs.  I attended three this year.

gate

 

red tree II

 

mongolian barbeque

 

twirly gigs

 

second entranceditan II bread

 

personal space

 

more barbeque

 

hawthorneshorse ditan

 

The traditional Chinese character for horse.  Can’t you just picture the Mongolian herdsman galloping his steed across the grasslands!