Chinese New Year Parade lights up downtown SF

Chinese New Year Parade lights up downtown SF

Thousands of spectators gathered in San Francisco’s Chinatown and Financial District neighborhoods to welcome in the Year of the Rooster with the city’s annual Chinese New Year Parade Saturday, February 11, 2017. Over one hundred vendors and organizations joined in to march in the parade during a weekend of rare sunny weather. Photos by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner.

Leung’s White Crane performers prepare the lion head for their performance at the annual Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday Feb. 11, 2017. The Lunar New Year this year marks the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese calendar. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

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Leung’s White Crane performers prepare the lion head for their performance at the annual Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday Feb. 11, 2017. The Lunar New Year this year marks the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese calendar. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

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