Dancing and Moving Houses at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Auckland

Probably not the moving houses you were expecting, but I am pretty sure these dancing moving houses are the silliest thing I have seen this week.

Moving Houses

moving houses

I took this photo yesterday at the Chinese Lantern Festival celebrating the Chinese New Year in Auckland, New Zealand.  It’s a walking ad for Barfoot and Thompson Real Estate agency.  When the “moving houses” saw me and my camera they stopped and posed.  The thumbs up on the left “house” made sense to me, but what is the other guy doing with his hands?

Here are a few more highlights from the Auckland Lantern festival:

Chinese Lantern Festival in Auckland

Chinese fish lanterns

Moving Houses

Auckland Lantern Festival


Here is today’s tweetable laugh quote:

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”~Rodney Dangerfield via @Laugh_Quotes

It’s Silly Sunday!

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About Rhonda Albom

When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.


  1. Love the quote too and it made me laugh out loud.

    What a fun festival. I want to go.

    Have a terrific Silly Sunday. :)
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  2. Very clever moving houses! The festival looked like a lot of fun. I’ll bet the food was delicious too.
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  3. Now that looked like fun love the photos and the moving houses would be great if it was that easy wouldn’t it.heheh!

    Have an absolutely sillylicious Sunday

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  4. My nephew took the job in Auckland, and I am excited to know he will be stepping into your world come July. My little grand niece will love seeing these sorts of things and everything else wonderful about New Zealand. Please take care of them and don’t let any dragons eat Daria.
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    • Yay! So, will you be visiting? And don’t worry about dragons, there aren’t any. Those dancing animals were lions. Daria will love it here, and so will her parents.

  5. Truly befitting of Silly Sunday. So, colorful and warm! Dancing houses here are called earthquakes.
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  6. That must have been so much fun! I thought that there will be some de-mountable houses are some high-tech kinetic architectural structures, but I really don’t feel disappointed, or at least in the best way: you have put a huge smile on my face with your pics! An honestly, that’s what I’ve really needed on this cold sunday evening…
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  7. Hi Rhonda, Great post for a Silly Sunday, I love the moving houses and the Rodney quote, I never heard that one before lol!
    Janet :)
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  8. The houses are fun and silly. I think the one on the right is trying to depict a haunted house.
    You make me really want to visit New Zealand, especially since it’s summer over there!

    Be well, Rhonda.
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  9. Oh that looks fun.
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  10. LOL! I dont seem to find the connection of the houses heheh
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  11. Maybe he’s a haunted house and that’s what he’s trying to tell you with his hands? Looks like a scary monster pose!
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