The Vivid Chinese New Year Pageant (Paris)

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When the “vivid” theme was announced – or rather as soon as I was able to discover it because yesterday I was busy working all day at the Paris School of Business, the 2015 Chinese New Year Pageant came to my mind. It’s only this year I managed to find some time to take photos at the pageant. Vivid definitely is the right term for it.

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Bright and vivid colours like those of the European, French and Chinese and Vietnamese flags. All nationalities were present and that was a symbol too. These pictures were taken on February 22nd, a little more than a month after the dreadful events of early January.

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The vivid colours on the waistcoat of this young gentleman are impressive. A lot of the young people in the pageant aren’t of Chinese origins. They are part of the Franco-Indochinese friendship association.

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Even Prime Minister Valls (waving hand) and Home Office secretary (aka “Minister of the Interior”) Cazeneuve were present. As I said, this pageant was a symbol. The crowd was huge and I had to fight in order to catch a glimpse of those people.

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Yet, the real show was there. With these young people all wearing bright coloured jackets and gowns.

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This one like the camera, you can tell.

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More vivid (and complementary) colours.

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And so were fishes.

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Not everyone in the pageant was looking and smiling at the crowd.

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Definitely not Chinese.

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Blue knight.

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The crowd was part of the show too, with some of the people climbing the walls and buildings to take better pictures.

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A stepladder could also do the job but this was a risky business in such a crowd. Brave man!

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More vivid colours.

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6 thoughts on “The Vivid Chinese New Year Pageant (Paris)

  1. Thanks so much for posting your photos from this wonderful event! We were horrified over here about the events in January in Paris. Your police did an amazing job, and whenever visiting, I’ve been impressed with their demeanor.

    Very touching to see such a colorful and “ecumenical” event first-hand through your camera!

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