"Chinese New Year Festival & Parade" Seasonal Events Tip by sunshine9689
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This is a 140 years old tradition in Chinatown. It all began in 1860s with educational purposes - to introduce Westerners to Asian customs. More than a century later, it has been named Largest Asian Celebration Outside Of Asia.
Chinese New Year 2008 (Lunar year 4706) is in fact today, when I am typing this tip - 7th of February. But the actual celebration will be held on the February, 23rd at 5.30pm.
There will be over 100 units participating in the Parade. Long time crowd favorite is the Golden Dragon. It takes a team of over 100 men and women from the martial arts group to carry it throughout the streets.
LOCATION: Parade starts at Market & 2nd Str and ends on Kearny Str.
PRICES: Free, but if you want a bleacher seat on Kearny Street (at between Sacramento & California) for $30 per ticket +$8 shipping/handling per order, order it online here.
Come early for better viewing spots.
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