Let’s Celebrate Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown

Study English in San Francisco  and celebrate Chinese New Year in San Francisco
Photo credit: May Wong, Creative Commons

Don’t miss out on the largest Asian event in North America! The Chinese New Year celebration in San Francisco dates back to the 1860’s during the Gold Rush days. These days, it has even been named one  of the world’s top ten parades, because Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. So if you’re taking English courses in SF, you’ll definitely want to check out this parade.

Over 100 floats will participate in the parade. Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, and exploding firecrackers. There will be elaborately decorated floats, school marching bands, martial arts group, stilt walkers, lion dancers, Chinese acrobatics, the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and the Golden Dragon.

The Golden Dragon is over 201 feet long and is always featured at the end of the parade as the grand finale and will be accompanied by over 600,000 firecrackers! The Golden Dragon was made in Foshan, a small town in China. It takes a team of 100 men and women to carry the Golden Dragon.

Join fellow students and teachers at this event on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 5:15pm-8pm.

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