Evil spirits have until Saturday night to hang around Chinatown before they are banished for another year by a San Francisco tradition that dates to Gold Rush times.
The drums, fireworks, lion teams and 268-foot-long golden dragon are staples of the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade, along with being a celebrated cultural tradition. Read More
With some 250,000 spectators expected, San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade doesn’t seem like a particularly appropriate setting for a clue-packed sleuthing event.
Yet hundreds of amateur gumshoes are getting set to take on absurd challenges in the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt on Saturday. Read More
A group of 28 line and folk dancers from the Hebei province in China will kick off this year’s Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco in a unique way to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.The group — known as Folk Art Troupe of Hebei Provincial Mass Art Center — will perform intricate aerobatics and complex wrist and arm movements, parade spokeswoman Karen Eng said.“It’s going to be spectacular,” Eng said. “It will be noisy, but also a lot of fun.” Read More
Gum Lung, the 250-foot golden dragon of Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade, is currently on display in a storefront at 1 Kearney St. A team of more than 100 men and women from the martial arts team White Crane carry the dragon through the streets of San Francisco during the Chinese New Year Parade, a San Francisco tradition that started shortly after the Gold Rush. Read More
If there is something that’s an annual constant, it’s that every Chinese New Year, the tradition stays the same — out with the old and in with the new.
Often the new looks a lot like the old, but this year is different. This year, the new will be truly groundbreaking.
On Saturday, The City’s first Chinese-American mayor, Ed Lee, will be the grand marshal of the Chinese New Year Parade. Read More
Several truckloads of Styrofoam have been carved, painted, covered with glitter and decorated on 26 floats that will caravan to Chinatown for Saturday’s Chinese New Year Parade.
The lunar new year began Feb. 14 — it’s the year of the courageous tiger — and this weekend is the spectacular conclusion of sponsored celebrations in Chinatown with a procession of dragon dancers, confetti and, of course, floats. Read More