Exit Dragon, enter the Snake

Staying out of the sun

Marlvin Anotida Dzvaka (2) casts a serious eye over Chinese New Year proceedings at Brightwater Commons in Johannesburg, from the shade of a traditional umbrella. Children were treated to a variety of demonstrations during the festivities last weekend.

Marlvin Anotida Dzvaka (2) casts a serious eye over Chinese New Year proceedings at Brightwater Commons in Johannesburg, from the shade of a traditional umbrella. Children were treated to a variety of demonstrations during the festivities last weekend.

Staying out of the sun

Marlvin Anotida Dzvaka (2) casts a serious eye over Chinese New Year proceedings at Brightwater Commons in Johannesburg, from the shade of a traditional umbrella. Children were treated to a variety of demonstrations during the festivities last weekend.

Marlvin Anotida Dzvaka (2) casts a serious eye over Chinese New Year proceedings at Brightwater Commons in Johannesburg, from the shade of a traditional umbrella. Children were treated to a variety of demonstrations during the festivities last weekend.

Hundreds of Johannesburg residents came out to enjoy a sunny Chinese New Year celebration at Brightwater Commons on the weekend. 

On show were dozens of dancers concealed in glittering, colourful paper dragons, swooping and sweeping away last year&39;s negativity, while agile Kung Fu fighters and acrobats performed a series of precise moves to commemorate the Year of the Water Snake.