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I was lucky enough to be at the Bellagio Hotel when the CNY Dragon came to bring good luck to all those present.
A Dragon to the Chinese means good luck, long life & wisdom. The dancers follow 'The Pearl Of Wisdom' as it winds its way through the hotel.
Drums, gongs and cymbals make for a noisy procession as the CNY entertainers wind their way around the Bellagio.
Lion Dancers entertaining the crowd.
2013 (4711) is the year of the Black Water Snake. The Palazzo Hotel Snake is 98ft (30m) long. The snake is draped in a Peach Blossom Tree.
The blue color represents water & the youthful appearance represent a new beginning.
Orange & Tangerine trees are used during CNY. They ensure good luck in the coming year to those that display them.
The Monkey is a hidden mentor & secret friend of the Snake. He is on the west side of the snake, same as on the Chinese Calendar.
Red Bridge on a side display. Red is a sacred color and a bridge represents crossing from one world to the next, worldliness to wisdom.
Overall of the Promenade area. Red lanterns are for good fortune, the yellow represents gold or money.
View from the escalator.
View from second floor, Grand Canal Shoppes.
Palazzo Front Desk Fountain. I-Ching coins, oranges & red packets on display. Chinese give red packets of money to their children. To ensure good luck of course.
CNY is on display behind the Front Desk as well. Peach & Cherry Blossoms are used.
The Bellagio Snake is 9ft (2.7 m) tall, made up of 5,000 silk scales. People born in the year of the Snake are: keen, wise, cunning, intelligent. Chinese consider it good fortune to be born in the year of the Snake.
The Money Tree is a symbol of good luck. Lucky I-Ching coins displayed.
Chinese New Year starts on Feb. 10 2013, ends Jan. 30 2014. In ancient China, a snake found in the house was considered a good omen. Not now I am guessing! Firecrackers ward off evil spirits.
The Bellagio Conservatory Chinese Junk with lucky red sails. Performances every day at 5 & 6pm.
Chinese children usually receive red packets or envelopes during CNY. The color red wards off evil spirits and brings good luck. The amount in the packet ends in an even number. 88 & 168 are considered especially lucky numbers.
Night shot of the Snake.
Chinese children on the North display area. Night that the dragon wound its way through the Bellagio.
Vegas had 6 nights in a row below freezing. The fountains at CP had ice, pretty rare event.
Ice in the CP fountains.
The fountain in front of the Tuscany Casino froze during the cold snap.
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