America’s Biggest Chinese New Year Parade

America’s Biggest Chinese New Year Parade

According to the Gregorian calendar (the one that most Americans know best), New Year's Day has come and gone, but in China and countless cities across the world, Friday, February 16 marks the first day of the Year of the Dog. In San Francisco, more than a million revelers will celebrate on Saturday, February 24, at world’s biggest, most spectacular Chinese New Year parade outside of Asia. With over a hundred parade entries, attendees will marvel at the processions of flag bearers, glowing lanterns, and beating drums. You’ll see costumed school kids, nimble acrobats, graceful stilt walkers, and fearsome lion dancers, not to mention the grand finale of the parade, a 268-foot long Golden Dragon, operated by a team of one hundred women and men. One of the most acclaimed parades in the world, this is an event that you cannot miss. Just don’t forget your ear plugs. When the more than 600,000 firecrackers start to sound, you’ll be glad you planned ahead.

Location: Chinatown

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