Chinatown Parade 2013

7 02 2013

Started in the 1860s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. It is named one of the top ten Parades in the world by IFEA, and is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in the USA.

Today, many chinatowns in the world celebrate Chinese New Year with a parade. In San Francisco, the parade is typically celebrated together with a series of other events, such as, flower market fair, community street fair, carnival, dinner, concert, and Miss Chinatown USA Pageant. The parade is now under the direction of Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Future Chinese New Year Dates

Gregorian Calendar Zodiac Animal Chinese Lunar Year
FEBRUARY 10, 2013 YEAR OF THE SNAKE 4711
JANUARY 31, 2014 YEAR OF THE HORSE 4712
FEBRUARY 19, 2015 YEAR OF THE SHEEP 4713
FEBRUARY 9, 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY 4714
JANUARY 28, 2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER 4715
FEBRUARY 16, 2018 YEAR OF THE DOG 4716
FEBRUARY 5, 2019 YEAR OF THE PIG/BOAR 4717
JANUARY 25, 2020 YEAR OF THE RAT 4718
FEBRUARY 12, 2021 YEAR OF THE OX 4719
FEBRUARY 1, 2022 YEAR OF THE TIGER 4720
JANUARY 22, 2023 YEAR OF THE RABBIT 4721
FEBRUARY 10, 2024 YEAR OF THE DRAGON 4722

San Francisco: Chinese New Year Parade and Festivals 2013

Chinese New Year Flower Fair
February 2 – 3
Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm

Chinese New Year Day
February 10
Sunday

San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade
February 23
Saturday 5:15pm-8:00pm

Market and Second Street to Kearny and Jackson
Location of bleachers: Kearny Street (between Sacramento & California and between Pine & Bush)

Chinatown Community Street Fair
February 23 – 24
Saturday 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

Grant Avenue from California to Broadway St.
Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton
Washington and Jackson Streets from Kearny to Stockton


Sydney: 2013 Chinese New Year Festival

Launch
8 Feb 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday
FreeBelmore Park, Eddy Avenue, Sydney

Chinese New Year Markets
Fri 8 Feb – Sun 10 Feb
FreeBelmore Park, Eddy Avenue, Sydney

Dragon Ball
Sat 23 Feb 7:30 pm $60.00 – $70.00
Centennial Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney


London: 2013 Chinese New Year Festival – Chinese New Year Parade

PROGRAMME (Sunday Feb 10th 2013)

Parade: 10:00
Start from North of Trafalgar Square
End at Shaftesbury Avenue in Chinatown

Shaftesbury Avenue
12:30 Stage Show
Lion Dance, Lucky Money God, Hip Hop and Street Dance
Traditional Chinese dance, Canto-pop
Chinese Orchestra group and Magic show.
Presented by Spectrum Radio, Chinese Youth Radio.
BBC China, BBCchines.com & TVB Europe.
16:30 End

Leicester Square
12:30 Stage Show
Martial Arts performances and demonstrations
LCCA Top 10 Martial Arts Movies of All Time Award Presentation
16:30 End

Charing Cross Road
12:30 Hip Hop, Lucky Money God and Street Dance
Traditional Chinese dance, and Martial Arts performances.
16:00 End

Organized by London Chinese Chinatown Association


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