Chinese New Year
The parade, an annual tradition in San Francisco, is considered the world’s largest celebration of the Lunar New Year outside of Asia.
Despite being in the midst of a drought, people attending the annual Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco on Saturday evening should pack an umbrella and prepare for the possibility of wet weather.
Kicking off the Year of the Horse, a parade with lion dancers and firecrackers marched through San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood Friday morning.
Scams, burglaries, robberies and extortion are among the crimes city leaders, including San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are warning about.
A new U.S. Postal Service stamp marking the Lunar New Year was unveiled Wednesday in San Francisco by city and postal officials.
It is the Chinese Lunar New Year 4710, which welcomes the Year of the Dragon. Check out celebrations and events all over San Francisco.
The celebration is a customary time of gift exchange, which is why Asian stores are seen as targets by criminals.