Every year, since 1860, the Chinese community in San Francisco celebrates the start of the Lunar New Year in a giant parade. The strong impression on the spectators is created by the colors, music and the numerous participants. Numerous exploding firecrackers, ferocious lions, elaborate costumes, gorgeous floats, and also the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court take part in the parade. The event expresses, more than everything, the deep roots of the city’s Chinese community’s tradition.
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