Chinese New Year 2010

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Chinese New Year begins according to the Chinese calendar which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Because the track of the new moon changes from year to year, Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February. Below is a chart that shows the beginning day of Chinese New Year and the animal sign for that year.

Year Chinese New Year Begins Animal Sign
2007 February 18 Pig
2008 February 7 Rat
2009 January 26 Ox
2010 February 14 Tiger
2011 February 3 Rabbit
2012 January 23 Dragon
2013 February 10 Snake
2014 January 31 Horse
2015 February 19 Sheep
2016 February 8 Monkey
2017 January 28 Rooster
2018 February 16 Dog
2019 February 5 Pig

San Francisco Events:

Chinese New Year 2010, the Year of the Tiger, returns to San Francisco’s Chinatown!

Commencing on February 6th, at 10:30am at Grant and Bush Streets for Southwest Airlines Mini-Procession & Ribbon Cutting @ Grant Avenue from California to Pacific Avenue….Concludes with the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade on February 27th, 2010.

HIGHLIGHTS

* February 6-7 (Saturday and Sunday)
Chinese New Year Flower Fair between Grant Avenue from Clay to Broadway Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton Jackson & Washington Streets from Kearny to Stockton.

Oranges, tangerines, flowers, plants, and a variety of auspicious foods are just a few of the many new year’s items for sale at the Flower Fair. Oranges and tangerines are symbols of abundant happiness. Tangerines with leaves intact assure that one’s relationship with another remains secure. For newlyweds, this represents the branching of the couple into a family with many children. Every traditional Chinese household should have live blooming plants to symbolize rebirth and new growth. Traditional Chinese entertainment such as Chinese Opera and lion dancing will be performed on stage both days.

* February 20th, Saturday 7:30 pm
Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Pageant
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street @ Bay, SF

* February 21st, Sunday
Chinese Chamber of Commerce/Chinatown Run 10K/5K Run/Walk

* February 27th, Saturday @ 5:15pm to 8:00pm
Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade

Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the grandest night illuminated Parades in the country. Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Parade highlights include elaborate floats, lion dancers, folk dancers, costumed elementary school groups, marching bands, stilt walkers, Chinese acrobats, and a 250 foot long Golden dragon, («Gum Lung.»)

* February 27-28, Saturday and Sunday
Chinese New Year Community Street Fair

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of San Francisco’s exhilarating Chinatown during one of the community’s most exciting times of the year. Enjoy dance and music from throughout Asia and experience ancient and modern Chinese arts such as calligraphy, kite- making, and acrobatics.