Career Calling

January 30, 2012

Sabbath, January 29, 2012

Filed under: Sabbath — claycerny @ 3:50 am
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[“Sabbath” is this blog’s Sunday feature that ponders work and life.]

Another New Year

This week’s post will be short.  I’ve spent the past two days at Lunar New Year’s parades on Chicago’s north side (Argyle Street) and south side (Chinatown).  The south side parade is much bigger and takes place in a community where Chinese-American business cover several blocks.  While it is smaller, the parade on Argyle Street marks the vibrant businesses on the street, many of which are owned by Chinese-Americans and Vietnamese-Americans.

Watching these parades is a joy because the people in the parade and the people in the crowd are from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds.  The people standing on either side of me today were speaking to their children in Spanish and Polish.  Many of the young people marching in bands at both parades were African Americans. 

If you’re in Chicago, check out these parades next year.  If your in a city with an Asian American population, see if there is a Lunar New Year parade.  It’s great fun.

Children March in Chinatown







2012 - Year of the Dragon






Fireworks on Argyle Street


Chasing Away Evil Spirits


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