Ancient art and traditions

Catching a glimpse of the Lion Dance from the Great Hall balcony
Catching a glimpse of the Lion Dance from the Great Hall balcony

We were crazy enough to attend the Lunar New Year festival yesterday at the Met in New York City.

It was nerve-wracking, trying to catch glimpses of performances and art pieces as we maneuvered our way through the swarm of fellow Asians filling the halls of the vast museum. And all this with kids in tow.

Chinese music performed by a youth orchestra surrounded by ancient art
Chinese music performed by a youth orchestra surrounded by ancient art

But it was well worth it, experiencing with other young families the beauty and history contained within such awe-inspiring traditions and art, some of which were thousands of years old! It was worth a chance encounter as well.

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