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san francisco chinese new year parade

san francisco chinese new year parade-2One item I was able to cross off my San Francisco bucket list last weekend was the annual Chinese New Year parade held in the city each year.

As the influence of Chinese culture is very heavy in the Bay Area, it’s no wonder this parade and celebration is the biggest outside of Asia.

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Thousands lined the parade route as local politicians, dignitaries, children from elementary school through high school, and other organizations danced, rode floats, marched in bands, and participated in lion and dragon dances to usher in the Year of the Monkey.

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As the parade takes place in the heart of the city, there are restaurants and convenience stores, making it easy to cater to the little ones. Just be sure to dress in layers as the city can be a bit chilly.

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The Chinese New Year parade was a really fun, family-oriented event that I would highly recommend if you ever plan to be in San Francisco this time of year!

 


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