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    Posted February 18, 2013 by
    Los Angeles, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Celebrating Chinese New Year

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    Panoramas of the Los Angeles Chinese New Year


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     montebubbles has celebrated Chinese New Year since she was a child, and this year was no different, as she attended festivities in Los Angeles. 'It always meant good Chinese food, red envelopes with money, firecrackers and hopefully seeing a parade,' she said. She described this year's parade in vivid detail: 'The lion dances with the drum playing and firecrackers are to ward off evil spirits. Shooting confetti in the air in some spots ankle deep. Children become active participants in the Chinese New Year parade whether in the parade or celebrating curbside dressed in Chinese clothes and playing with confetti. You see families of multi-generations all together celebrating the New Year.' See more photos of the parade from a different perspective or check out some snapshots from the celebrations in New York.

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    Living in the city of Los Angeles you get many opportunities to celebrate many countries holidays but since I am of Chinese descent Chinese New year is of particular importance. Panoramas seem to lend something special to the occasion.

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