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Year of the Pig starts with a bang

Chinese community members and city officials gathered at Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square to welcome the Year of the Pig with the annual Lunar New Year kickoff celebration and procession on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

 
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Miss Chinatown USA Jasmine Lee, right, and contestant Flora Hui hold baby pigs before officials celebrate the Year of the Pig at the kickoff ceremony for Lunar New Year at Chinatown's Portsmouth Square on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)