Chinese New Year in Mexico City

“Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner.”

We recently explored the Chinese New Year celebration in Mexico City. Packed with people, music, and food, this celebration was one to remember! This year (2018) is the year of the dog which is the 11th of 12 symbols celebrated on the Chinese zodiac sign. There were tons of dog-inspired trinkets, toys, and decorations everywhere. (All of which made this animal lover overjoyed!)

This celebration is quite popular in Mexico City. In fact, we have never, EVER seen this many people in one place. (That is saying something for CDMX!) It was really neat to have the opportunity to experience a different culture’s celebration while we are living in a culture different than our original one to begin with…wow that’s a lot of culture!

We had street food egg rolls that were probably the best we had ever tasted, we tried some sort of tea with boba, and of course we had plenty of fortune cookies! We have ben to Barrio China or Chinatown here in Mexico City before and have tried the incredible food, so we skipped actual restaurants this time around. I did see that they were offering a special menu for the celebration that was reasonably priced and came with a ton of food!

There was a parade with drums, dragons, and of course dancing. It was very dramatic with simple to complex drum beats and very serious parade participants. While it was indeed a celebration, it also seemed very serious and respectful. Later, there was a performance with large dragons, Chinese martial artists, and intense drums.

This celebration was one we will remember forever! Here is a video of our experience:

Keep it Kinetic,

Hillary

 

 

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