Celebrating Chinese New Year - Parades

by Tricia Morrissey, Dec 27, 2005 | Destinations: China / Beijing

On the Champs Elysées in Paris, on Singapore's Orchard Road, and on Canal Street in New York City, thousands of spectators jam the sidewalks. They won't be disappointed. Soon, a parade full of dancing lions, fierce dragons, springing acrobats, stilt walkers and noisy marching bands will wind through their Chinatowns.

San Francisco's exuberant parade boasts a Golden Dragon that is over 200 feet long. One hundred men and women weave the great Dragon through the city streets. The parade ends when the mighty Dragon dances to the crackle of 600,000 firecrackers.

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A New Year's Legend
New Year's Traditions
Flowers & Plants
Eating Together
Lion Dance
Tray of Happiness
Red Envelopes
Lantern Festival
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Brush Painting