Last week when I was in Las Vegas visiting with my son and family, my son took me to see the Chinese New Year display at the Bellagio hotel. Just amazing!!!
In Chinese astrology the dog occupies the eleventh position in the zodiac and this is the year of the Earth Dog. If you were born in 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946 and 1934, you were born in the year of the dog. It’s believed that a person’s characteristics are determined by that year’s animal and element. I was born in the year of the ‘Fire Dog’ and some of my characteristics are, intelligent, hard working, and sincere… 🙂
There are 18 dogs on display representing the year 2018. Among some of it’s attributes the dog is loyal, intelligent, honest, and playful. We are reminded that these are some of the energies of this year.
There are Chinese lanterns hanging all over and cherry blossoms and a big money tree for prosperity.
The conservatory was crowded which made it a bit difficult for me to get the shots I wanted.
In the middle of everything there’s koi pond, with lots of gold fish swimming around.
Flowers, flowers and more flowers everywhere. I love the mannequins, all the outfits are made out of flowers and I was wondering how they keep the flowers from wilting. My son noticed looking closely at the flowers, that you can see that they’re wet and water is dripping down, so I’m assuming that there’s a water system inside the mannequin to keep them fresh.
Oh and here’s my favorite son. (don’t tell my other kids that he’s my favorite)
The displays change with the seasons and I love that when it’s taken down 90% of the trees, plants and flowers are recycled to celebrate and honor our earth.
I had a fantastic time taking these photos, everything was so beautiful, the colors are gorgeous, the creativity of this display is amazing. We ended the day with a delicious caesar salad and pizza at Grimaldi’s. I loved being with my family, and now I’m home wiped out. 🙂
Chinese New Year Blessings