Lunar 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.
With San Jose recognized as home to the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam, the South Bay hosts Tet festivals as well as Chinese celebrations.
Welcome to the year of the Snake: 2013. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year of the Snake begins February 10, 2013 and ends January 30, 2014. The Snake, the sixth sign in the Chinese Zodiac, symbolizes an intuitive and introspective personality, and people born during a Snake year are considered intelligent and wise. Celebrate the New Year at cultural events happening around the San Francisco Bay Area.
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.
The celebration is a customary time of gift exchange, which is why Asian stores are seen as targets by criminals.