Chinese New Year Parades An annual San Francisco event
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival in modern China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20 [from wikipedia]
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2019, Chinese New Year Parade, An Annual San Francisco Event, The Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year's Day is frequently regarded as an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean their house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Another custom is the decoration of windows and doors with red paper-cuts and couplets. Popular themes among these paper-cuts and couplets include that of good fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity.[from wikipedia]

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2018, Chinese New Year Parade, An Annual San Francisco Event, The Year of the Dog

The San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade is an annual event held in San Francisco and directed by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Held for approximately two weeks following the first day of the Chinese New Year, it combines elements of the Chinese Lantern Festival with a typical American parade. First held in 1858, along what are today Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, it is the oldest and largest event of its kind outside of Asia, and the largest Asian cultural event in North America. The parade route begins on Market Street and terminates in Chinatown.[from wikipedia]

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2017, Chinese New Year Parade

An annual parade in San Francisco, this year to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

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2014, Chinese New Year Parade

San Francisco in the Year of the Horse

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2013, Chinese New Year Parade

San Francisco in the Year of the Snake

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2010, Chinese New Year Parade

San Francisco in the Year of the Tiger

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2009, Chinese New Year Parade

Year of the Ox

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2008, Prelude to Chinese New Year Parade

Year of the Rat

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2006, Chinese New Year Parade

Year of the Dog

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2000, Chinese New Year Parade

Year of the Dragon

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