Filipinos Celebrate Chinese New Year 2013


Filipino-Chinese dragon performers guide the newly-blessed lotus... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Blessing,Celebration,Chinese Culture,Chinese New Year,Cultures,District,Dragon,Holiday - Event,Horizontal,Human Interest,Manila,Performer,PhilippinesPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Dondi TawataoMANILA, PHILIPPINES - FEBRUARY 09: Filipino-Chinese dragon performers guide the newly-blessed lotus dragon as a form of blessing during the celebration of the Chinese New Year in the district of Binondo on February 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Only after being fitted with eyelids can a dragon 'come to life', according to traditional Chinese dragon makers. The Chinese New Year begins tomorrow and this year is the year of the snake, known by locals as 'Spring Festival' or 'Lunar New Year' it is celebrated annually by Chinese Filipinos who make up roughly 20 percent of the local population. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)