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San Francisco In The Lunar New Year

Category: Blog San Francisco Bay Area Written by Greg Viloria / February 1, 2014
Photo by Robert Raines

The Lunar New year marks the time to honor ancestors and deities. The first day is for the welcoming of the deities of the heavens and earth, officially beginning at midnight. Also, this marks the time to honor the elders in one’s family.

 

Here in San Francisco, it has been always been known as a great place to celebrate Chinese New Year. .San Francisco is listed as one of the best cities to celebrate Chinese New Year outside of China. The Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the true gems of the Chinese New Year on the West Coast if not North America. The Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco was started in 1860, and is considered the largest Asian event in North America. This years parade will honor the Year of the Horse and will be held February 15, 2014 from 5p-8p and marks the end of the new year’s festivities. Check out some great places to see the parade.

 

Best Places to View the Parade

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  • Bleacher seats you can buy along the parade route. Bleachers are located on Kearny Street (bet: California & Sacramento) and on Post Street (bet Grant & Kearny). Tickets can be bought here.

 

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  • TV broadcasters area along Union Square (Post Street between Powell Street and Stockton Street)

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  • Review stand area at the end of the parade, where floats are judged (Columbus and Kearny)

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Other great places can be anyone is building access along the parade route.

 

More information about other upcoming Chinese New Year events in San Francisco can be found online at http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/events/index.html.

 

 

About Greg Viloria

Greg Viloria, born and raised in San Francisco, is a guest writer here on LocatedSF and is a tech blogger at Nerd Stalker Media. He has written over 200 articles, interviews and podcasts.

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Greg Viloria

Greg Viloria, born and raised in San Francisco, is a guest writer here on LocatedSF and is a tech blogger at Nerd Stalker Media. He has written over 200 articles, interviews and podcasts.

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