Chinese New Year Celebration – Year of The Tiger

February 15th, 2010 by Altaire Townhomes

Gung Hay Fat Choy! 2010 is the Year of the Tiger – Lunar Year 4708

Did you know that San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest outside of Asia?  Lifestyle on the Peninsula allows us close proximity to so many international destination spots. So how will you celebrate the Chinese New Year?

One event not to be missed is the Chinese New Year Parade! The SF Chinese New Year Parade was originally introduced in the 1860′s to educate locals and introduce them to the Chinese culture. It is such a large part of the Bay Area’s rich history and there are so many ways to celebrate that it is difficult to keep track! Let us know your favorite events and we will add them to this post to share with others.

The 2010 Chinese New year Festival and Parade is on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm.

A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush,
the Chinese New Year Parade continues to entertain and delight the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television.

Celebrate the lunar new year parade with gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes and exploding firecrackers. A crowd favorite is the spectacular 201′ Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”) It takes a team of over 100 men and women from the martial arts group, White Crane to carry this dragon throughout the streets of San Francisco.

This year’s Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade promises to warm your heart and electrify your senses, come rain or shine.

Want to celebrate locally in Palo Alto?
(Palo Alto Online listed this special Lion Dance event at Ming’s Chinese Cuisine and Bar to celebrate the Chinese New Year)

Ming’s Lion Dance Performances:
Ming’s celebrates Chinese New Year with special banquet lunches/dinners (Feb. 13-28) and traditional Lion Dance performances (Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. & Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m.) by the Young Lion Dancers. Reservations recommended. For more information, call Ming’s at 650-856-7700 or visit Ming’s Chinese Cuisine and Bar, 1700 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

Don’t miss this! The Swinging Chinatown Exhibit looks amazing…  A special exhibition featuring Chinese Nightclubs from the 1930′s to the 1960′s at the Old Mint, February 11 – 21, 2010

For a complete list of 2010 SF Chinatown Events – Chinatown Calendar

You can also follow information about San Francisco Chinatown on  Twitter. @sfchinatown

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