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SF Chronicle: Hundreds of Thousands Line Streets for Chinese New Year Parade (Video & Slide Show)

posted by Randall

 

Chinese New Year Parade

Photo by Katbaro

Crowds five to ten people deep along the parade crowd jammed the streets of San Francisco last night for the annual Chinese New Years Parade.

This year’s parade featured a 258 foot long dragon carried by more than 100 people. At times, parade organizers set off firecrackers 20,000 at a time along the parade route.

One 86-year old parade goer has been coming to this parade since he was 6.

“It was a little quieter back then,” Jeff Chin told the SF Chronicle. “As you get older, it gets harder to tolerate the noise, but I like the crowds.”

The parade celebrated the year of the snake. You can learn more about the significance of the year of the snake and the origins of this parade in the SF Chronicle, You can also watch five minutes of parade highlights on KTVU.

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