LOOK: Chinese New Year graces Federal Boulevard’s Far East Center

Organizer Michael Ye of Truong An Far East Asian Gifts said there will be more fun next Saturday as well.

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Spectators inside and outside of Saigon Bowl Restaurant watch the Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group perform during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Spectators inside and outside of Saigon Bowl Restaurant watch the Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group perform during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver greeted the new year of the rooster in style yesterday as the Chinese New Year celebration made itself known in the Far East Center at Alameda Avenue and Federal Boulevard. Here’s a visual sampling of the day. Michael Ye of Truong An Far East Asian Gifts, an organizer of the event, told us there will be more fun next Saturday as well.

Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group performers dressed as a lion scares Kayla Trang, 3, during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group performers dressed as a lion scares Kayla Trang, who is three. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group performers dressed as a lion mauls Richard Borga during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group performers dressed as a lion mauls Richard Borga. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group performers dressed as lions perform in the Far East Center on Federal Blvd. during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group performers dressed as lions perform in the Far East Center on Federal Blvd. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A Buddha from Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group poses during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A Buddha from Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Group poses outside Saigon Bowl Restaurant. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Far East Center on Federal Blvd. during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Far East Center on Federal Blvd. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Daniel Ha of Tai Kung Ha Tai Chi demonstrates his art in front of Truong An Far East Asian Gifts during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Daniel Ha of Tai Kung Ha Tai Chi demonstrates his art in front of Truong An Far East Asian Gifts. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Daniel Ha of Tai Kung Ha Tai Chi demonstrates his art in front of Truong An Far East Asian Gifts during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Daniel Ha of Tai Kung Ha Tai Chi demonstrates his art in front of Truong An Far East Asian Gifts. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Daniel Ha of Tai Kung Ha Tai Chi demonstrates his art in front of Truong An Far East Asian Gifts during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Daniel Ha of Tai Kung Ha Tai Chi demonstrates his art in front of Truong An Far East Asian Gifts. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A repeating set of bearded Buddha. Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A repeating set of bearded Buddha at Truong An Far East Asian Gifts. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A gaggle of Buddha. Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A brethren of Buddha at Truong An Far East Asian Gifts. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Fireworks residue everywhere. Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Firecracker residue everywhere. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Liu Xin covers her ears during a massive firecracker explosion outside Saigon Bowl Restaurant during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Liu Xin covers her ears during a massive firecracker explosion outside Saigon Bowl Restaurant during Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Tien Duong (right) and Letica Mora shop in Truong An Far East Asian Gifts at Alameda and Federal. Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Tien Duong (right) and Letica Mora shop in Truong An Far East Asian Gifts. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Longmont-based ice sculptor Luan Bui carves a rooster for the Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Longmont-based ice sculptor Luan Bui carves a rooster for the Chinese New Year. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Longmont-based ice sculptor Luan Bui carves a rooster for the Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Longmont-based ice sculptor Luan Bui carves a rooster for the Chinese New Year. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Michael Ye in his shop, Truong An Far East Asian Gifts, at Alameda and Federal. Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Michael Ye in his shop, Truong An Far East Asian Gifts, at Alameda and Federal. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Eyes for sale at Truong An Far East Asian Gifts. Chinese New Year, Jan. 29. 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Eyes for sale at Truong An Far East Asian Gifts. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)