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Lion Dance with bursting crackers, Chinese New Year, Kolkata | by Rangan Datta
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Lion Dance with bursting crackers, Chinese New Year, Kolkata

The Chinese settlement of Calcutta dates back to to 1780s when a trader named Tong Achew set up his sugar factory near present day Budge-Budge. The place today is known as Achipur, after Tong Achew. The Chinese soon deserted Achipur and headed for Calcutta (Kolkata), where they are presently settled in Tangra & Tiretta Bazar regions.

 

The Calcutta Chinese community celebrates the Chinese New Year in traditional way complete with dragon & lion dances at Tangra & Tiretta Bazar.

 

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Taken on January 27, 2017