Happy Year of the Rabbit!
The Chinatown festival begins with a Midnight Ceremony to usher in the New Year at on Feb. 2, 2011 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. The temple is located at . Thousands will gather to make offerings to the deities, set off firecrackers to awaken the spirits, and burn incense to usher in good fortune for the New Year. Participants include lion dancers, Buddhist and Taoist monks, the heads of family associations, and many others from the Chinese community. Join us this weekend--. to 8 p.m. the 112th Annual Golden Dragon Parade returns with colorful splendor as over 100 floats, marching bands, performers, dignitaries in cars, and costumed organizations with Chinatown roots parade through Chinatown. The parade can be viewed from both Broadway and Hills streets.