Chinese culture, Los Angeles
Culture mix (and clash) is everywhere in Los Angeles, but in some places the mix is quite distinct, Such is the case of the adjoining area of Chinatown-Lincoln Heights . As one would expect, the Chinese community largely makes up Chinatown-but it is not alone. Expect to see other Asians included in he mix- there are the Vietnamese and Laotians, just to name a few. In addition, you'll find a good number of Latinos residing here and others ethnicities. Lincoln Heights has a slightly dominant Latino population and influence but Asians also enters the mix, also including Pacific Islanders.
Moreover, in suburban San Gabriel Valley, the large area immediately east of Los Angeles, there are a number of mostly Asian-Latinos communities- Alhambra, South El Monte, Monrovia, the city of San Gabriel, etc.
Pictured here is a wall of building signs in Chinatown. Businesses here are often multilingual ones- with service people who speak Chinese (Mandarian or otherwise), Vietnamese, other Asian languages, Spanish and, oh yeah, plain ol' American English!
L.A.'s Chinese community celebrates the Lunar New Year with firecrackers and a big parade in Chinatown. This fairly long parade has the usual marching bands, floats, and local celebrities sprinkled with dragon dancers, lion dancers, and martial artists. After the parade, you may want to check out the shops and restaurants there.