Chinese New Year in Cleveland Asia Plaza and Asian Town Center - January 21, 2012
The Year of the Dragon was celebrated throughout Asia Town in Cleveland with day-long celebrations. Music, dance, Martial Arts, food, vendors, groups and, of course, a Lion Dance, were part of the festivities.
Yin Tang explained the story of why the years are named for animals.
Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Soldier Dance at the Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza in Cleveland.
A Classical Chinese Water or River Dance was also performed.
Next came the Little Girls Picking Mushrooms dance.
Then students from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School and Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association perform a Tambourine dance.
Then the girls from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School performed an acrobatic dance.