Chinese New Year

Andy Wong (center, holding the orange ball) leads the new dragon in a parade through Portsmouth Square in Chinatown on February 16, 2018. (Anna Vignet/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

New Golden Era dragon unveiled at Chinatown New Year Ceremony

Hundreds of people who gathered at Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square Friday to usher…

 

Participants perform a dragon dance on Kearny Street during at the annual Chinese New Year parade, Saturday, February 20, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Newcomers and traditionalists celebrate Chinese New Year with a bang

It’s the end of this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations, but before…

 

Participants perform a dragon dance on Kearny Street during the annual Chinese New Year parade, Saturday, February 20, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Good fortune in the air for Chinese New Year parade

Rain poured down onto San Francisco on Friday, bringing sign of good…

 

Chinese New Year brings thrills and celebration, but also some transit headaches. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Chinese New Year parade to force transit detours

Lion dancers, cute kids on floats, marching bands and plenty of fireworks…

Chinese New Year brings thrills and celebration, but also some transit headaches. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Chinese New Year brings thrills and celebration, but also some transit headaches. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco pauses its worries to celebrate Chinese New Year

Lion dancers and acrobats. Firecrackers and tiny poppers. Family meals and red…

Chinese New Year brings thrills and celebration, but also some transit headaches. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Courtesy of Recreation and Park DepartmentRevamped toilets

Revamped toilets to open at Portsmouth Square

During Saturday's Chinese New Year Parade, Chinatown power broker Rose Pak promised…

Courtesy of Recreation and Park DepartmentRevamped toilets
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAbout 15 to 25 floats are built by East West

Chinese New Year: Building floats is a lifetime passion

The man and woman in charge of a warehouse at Pier 54,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAbout 15 to 25 floats are built by East West
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFood

Chinese New Year: Community welcomes Year of the Ram

It was just past 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 — Chinese New…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFood
Courtesy Knight Lights PhotographyThe Rev. Norman Fong has been the voice of the Community Street Fair for 15 years.

Chinese New Year: Fong is making way for new street fair leaders

Those who have immersed themselves in the Chinese New Year Community Street…

Courtesy Knight Lights PhotographyThe Rev. Norman Fong has been the voice of the Community Street Fair for 15 years.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStephanie Mufson holds a sketch of a train includes the engine and two cars as well as several sheep was used to build a float honoring Chinese transcontinental railroad workers.

Chinese New Year: Honoring history

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the force behind San Francisco’s internationally known…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStephanie Mufson holds a sketch of a train includes the engine and two cars as well as several sheep was used to build a float honoring Chinese transcontinental railroad workers.
Courtesy Knight Lights Photography

Chinese New Year: How to celebrate Year of the Ram

TODAY Chinatown New Year Run 7 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. start Grant…

Courtesy Knight Lights Photography
Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerShirley Liu

Chinese New Year: Pageant helps build character

Like many Chinese immigrants, when Mengying Liu moved from China to South…

Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerShirley Liu
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerIt takes 35 members of Leung’s White Crane Dragon and Lion Dance Association to control the 268-foot-long Gum Long

Chinese New Year: Watch Gum Long rule streets of S.F.

Once a year for decades, a 268-foot-long golden dragon is let loose…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerIt takes 35 members of Leung’s White Crane Dragon and Lion Dance Association to control the 268-foot-long Gum Long
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe St. Mary's School boys' basketball team will take a break from its league schedule to play the jamboree at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center on Feb. 28.

Chinese New Year: Basketball jamboree gives kids a chance to rep their community

As an Asian-American basketball player at St. Mary’s School, Leslie Truong, who…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe St. Mary's School boys' basketball team will take a break from its league schedule to play the jamboree at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center on Feb. 28.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCarol Chen stands in front of her North Beach home holding red envelopes she plans to give out to friends during the Chinese New Year celebration.

Chinese New Year: Celebrating in a new country

Feb. 19 will be the first Chinese New Year for Carol Chen…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCarol Chen stands in front of her North Beach home holding red envelopes she plans to give out to friends during the Chinese New Year celebration.
Courtesy Kee PhotoMiss Chinatown USA 2014 Karen Li

Chinese New Year: Events around The City

THURSDAY Chinese lantern-making workshop 1 to 3 p.m. South Sunset Activity Center…

Courtesy Kee PhotoMiss Chinatown USA 2014 Karen Li
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGordon Chin is a longtime Chinatown activist

Chinese New Year: Gordon Chin has seen procession grow from humble beginnings

Chinese New Year’s Day changes every year, unlike the western calendar, but…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGordon Chin is a longtime Chinatown activist
Courtesy Frank JangGeoff Palermo

Chinese New Year: Hilton delivers some New Year's spirit

Chinese New Year’s Day is traditionally low-key for many Chinese families, who…

Courtesy Frank JangGeoff Palermo
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPatricia

Chinese New Year: Holiday is all about being family

This Chinese New Year’s Eve, Patricia Lee, 81, a several-generations San Franciscan,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPatricia
Courtesy YSFChinatownrun.orgThe Chinatown YMCA sponsors the San Francisco Chinese New Year Run

Chinese New Year: Many are getting a running start to the Year of the Ram

It’s perhaps the only race in the country in which participants dress…

Courtesy YSFChinatownrun.orgThe Chinatown YMCA sponsors the San Francisco Chinese New Year Run