Sunday, February 21, 2016

Year of the Monkey




Scottsdale Fashion Square was having a Year of the Monkey celebration on Saturday to bring in the Chinese Lunar New Year.




























There were graceful dancers in beautiful costumes.



































Flag dancers, twirling their flags.



































And, this lovely lady playing the Pipa, a Chinese stringed instrument.  She was very good and played some relaxing songs.

It was one of those shopping day surprises!


I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I'm featuring another visit to the Vatican Museums.

11 comments:

Lowell said...

This looks like great fun! Lots of color and movement and music! I'm impressed with what I see of Scottsdale these days.

Steve Reed said...

What a fun thing to stumble across!

VP said...

Lovely costumes!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That was a super surprise Sharon, I love the costumes.. the ladies always look so feminine and fragile in their beautiful costumes. I'm guessing as I'm a tiger in the Chinese calendar it's not going to be my year :)

Kate said...

What a great collection of photos! I'm getting more and more interested in Asian cuisine since I am trying to convert to a plant based diet. Yesterday I went to a ShenYun dance and music performance in Minneaolis and what a delight. Heard a traditional two string instrument played as a solo piece; very interesting. Supposed to easily reproduce the sound of a human voice.

William Kendall said...

So that's the name of that instrument!

RedPat said...

How lucky that you were there to see this, Sharon!

Lois said...

That looks like fun! I love seeing the costumes.

Mo said...

A very classy celebration

Karl Demetz said...

Lovely pictures, Sharon !

Jack said...

Lovely pix, Sharon. I went to an Asian festival on Saturday and begin a few days of pix tomorrow.