The Chinese New Year’s parade in Haikou, Hainan Island, in the South China Sea off the coast of Guangdong Province. Masked old men lead a dragon who dances to scare away last year’s ghosts. The lunar new year falls at the end of January or in February, but Hainan’s sub-tropical climate makes it feel like a summer holiday. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
The island province of Hainan is slightly smaller