It’s Officially Rabbit Season: Chinese New Year

Year of the Rabbit -2011

Happy Chinese New Years!

February 3, 2011 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit.

The big Chinese New Years Parade in San Francisco will on Saturday, February 19 2011.

Named one of the world’s top ten parades, Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. Over 100 units will participate in the parade, many of the floats and specialty units will feature the theme of this year’s Chinese zodiac sign.

Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, and exploding firecrackers. Some of the parade highlights include elaborately decorated floats, school marching bands, martial arts group, stilt walkers, lion dancers, Chinese acrobatics, the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and the Golden Dragon.

The Golden Dragon is over 201 feet long and is always featured at the end of the parade as the grand finale and will be accompanied by over 600,000 firecrackers! The Golden Dragon was made in Foshan, a small town in China. The Foshan dragonmasters formerly made all the costumes for the Cantonese opera, and the Golden Dragon bears many operatic touches, such as the rainbow colored pompoms on its 6 foot-long head. It is festooned from nose to tail with colored lights, decorated with silver rivets on both scaly sides and trimmed in white rabbit fur. The dragon, made on a skeleton of bamboo and rattan, is in 29 segments. It takes a team of 100 men and women to carry the Golden Dragon. This is also considered an honor to be chosen for the grand finale. Rain or shine, come watch the parade!

Here’s the parade route:

A few properties in the area:

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  1. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,292 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  2. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 886 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  3. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,902 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,089 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,582 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3

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