Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lunar New Year Celebration

Tonight is the annual Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco. It is often raining for the parade but tonight will be warm and clear so the crowds should be larger than the usual.  Started in the 1860's it is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in the country with over 100 units. In 2012 I posted sketches of the parade. A few weeks ago I went to the Lunar Flower Market, a fair in Chinatown that featured a smaller parade on Grant Avenue. The whole area was decorated for the celebration with red paper signs, banners and lanterns. These sketches are from that day.

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