The year of the Horse, which started on 31st of January was today celebrated by the Chinese community in Chinatown in the suburb of Northbridge.
This yearly event attracts over 50,000 people to the streets of Northbridge, where people of all ages are catered for with cultural entertainment, stalls of Asian food, arts and crafts and childrens's playground.
The festival started at 10am and closed at 9pm with a concert.
Some of the streets were closed to traffic, with over 100 stalls lining James Street.
Due to the heat, we thought it better to eat from a Chinese restaurant rather than the street food.
All in all we spent about 5 hours in Northbridge and by the time I got home I felt a bit tired due to the heat and the long hours of standing and walking around.
It was the first time I attended this event, but it was fun and enjoyable.
|James Street Chinese gate (The Brass Monkey hotel in the right corner)|
|Chinese ladies on stilts|
|James street is lined with over 100 stalls|
In the Northbridge Piazza, the kid's playground, the water slides were wonderful to cool off from the heat.
My favourite Ice-cream caravan was present at this event.
|The Chinese gate in Roe Street where Chinatown starts|
|A Chinese band plays traditional music|
|The WA Police Band played the bag pipes|
|Chinese lanterns and lots of Chinese and Asian restaurants|
|Old Shangai Arcade - is full of Asian restaurants|
|The Chinese Dragons were popular and noisy|
|A view over James Street taken from the 5th floor of the Roe Street Carpark|