Spring Festival celebrations worldwide San Francisco celebrates Lunar New Year

Added On February 13, 2018

Turning to San Francisco. 
The celebration of the Year of the Dog in Chinese culture began in Chinatown with lion dancing performances and flower market.  
Tens of thousands of jubilant residents from local Chinese community and curious foreign tourists Saturday packed a downtown small street. 
The thunderous drumming performance excited the audience on both sides of the 400-meter-long narrow street. 
The street was decorated with the traditional lavish bright red color that symbolizes happiness and enjoyment in Chinese culture.
The revelers were bustling among the more than 120 street stalls on the Flower Market Fair that sold fresh flowers, tangerines and sweets, selecting and picking their favorite souvenirs.
The Flower Market Fair is usually held on the weekend before the Spring Festival.
It is the place for local residents and tourists to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candies and brand new supplies for the home to begin the new lunar year.
It also offered an opportunity for locals and visitors to take delight in performances of traditional Chinese magicians, acrobats, folk dancers and opera while breathing the beautiful fragrances of spring.
This year's celebrations also included a mini-parade sponsored by the Southwest Airlines, featuring gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions and exploding firecrackers.