Chinese New Year Fireworks, 3O second finale

Chinese New Year, The Horse from ralph braseth on Vimeo.

It’s called Spring Festival by the Chinese. The holiday started last night and will end this year on Valentine’s day. The Lunar New Year, another name for the new year, is not a Chinese-only affair. Within the next 3O days, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and other Asian countries will join in the celebration of the new year. In total, almost two billion people recognize the Spring Festival. Happy New Year all y’all.

The best fireworks in the country? I say it’s Winnetka, Illinois.

4th of July Fireworks from ralph braseth on Vimeo.

I’m not sure if they are the best in the country, but Winnetka certainly has the best firework display I’ve ever seen. Really wonderful viewing area filled with families. No drunks. Lots of kids. Lots of smiling. What a great experience. Experience courtesy of Herb Ritchell, a colleague and friend from Loyola School of Communication.