Photo: Preparing for the Year of the Rat

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  01.24.08 | 1:35 PM ET

A photographer caught children in Hong Kong making radish dim sum—well, at least one of them was working on it—in preparation for Chinese New Year celebrations. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city, Disneyland officials are boldly re-branding the year of the rat, which begins next month. In an effort to appeal to local traditions, the Wall Street Journal reports, “Disney is suiting up Mickey and Minnie in special red Chinese New Year outfits, and declaring 2008 the Year of the Mouse.” The Main Street parade features a dragon dance and an appearance by none other than the god of wealth. (No, not Robert Iger.)

4 Comments for Photo: Preparing for the Year of the Rat

Anita Fenton 02.03.08 | 3:08 AM ET

I would like to reprint the photo and article above in the British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia magazine.

Would you please give your approval?

Many thanks
Anita Fenton

JohnD 02.03.08 | 4:27 PM ET

Looking forward to seeing your spin on the story!

Thank You

Sim 02.19.08 | 9:16 PM ET

Those kids in rat dressing are so adorable.

Eugeny 05.27.08 | 5:22 AM ET

Nice photos and story!

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