We arrived in San Francisco in February 2010 on the day of the Chinese New Year parade (Year of the Tiger) so having dumped the suitcases in the Argonaut on Fisherman’s Wharf we headed back into the city centre to observe the preparations of various bands and participants and then took our places on Post Street to watch the floats go by. We loved the dancing lions and the kindergarten children dressed up as little tigers, the different bands and the dancing. The fire crackers were loud and the elaborate costumes colourful. A great experience!
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I adore Chinese lions! 🙂 🙂 Seen recently in both Durham and Liverpool but I’d love to see them in San Fran.
It was a wonderful experience and for once I wasn’t bothered about the crowds as we were at the front. A bit of a slog back to the hotel though as all the cable cars were full. SF definitely does hills well 🙂
A city after my own heart 🙂 🙂
I can see that SF would keep you busy for a while 🙂
I have seen similar celebrations in London’s small Chinatown district. They are colourful indeed, but the firecrackers are noisy! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete. x
They were rather startling!
What a fantastic experience for you!
We definitely timed it right.
Well done! 😊
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