L.A. Chinese New Year’s Day Parade Celebrating the Year of the Horse: Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!  1 Gung Hay Fat Choy! 2014 is the Year of the Horse! I look forward to this every year for some years now. It’s a spectacle of color and offers a window into Chinese culture and aesthetics. It offers a break from the mundane and predictable elements of Western Culture that we are surrounded with here in Los Angeles. Every year is different in some manner but the consistency of costumes, the flying dragons and smattering of politicians remain consistent with the required banging of drums, confetti cannons bursting into the streets and fie crackers popping here and there. The Chinese New Year’s Day Parade can be a great excuse to drink at Hop Luis’ afterwards to be properly insulted by the bar tender while you cocktail it up with friends for a post parade party. Enjoy the the photos of this Year of the Horse celebration! Photo Gallery at the Jump

Billy Bennight

About Billy Bennight

Billy Bennight is a writer, photographer and wardrobe stylist with expertise and years of experience in these disciplines. His musical youth started as a Punk Rocker and has expanded into exploring many genres of music, with an keen interest in art, fashion, photography and writing. He shoots celebrity events and red carpets for PR Photos, Photoshot and The Photo Access/Corbis. His images have been published in Vanity Fair, People Magazine and The Los Angeles Times. He's very engaged in life. You can follow him on his Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/billybennightartist
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