San Francisco is home to the annual Chinese New Year festival and parade. Each year, thousands of people come to see what is considered the largest celebration of Asian culture, outside of Asia. The main attraction is the grand parade that winds its way through China Town and ends on Columbus Street. Dragons, costumes, marching bands, dances, floats and fireworks are some of the traditional displays during the parade that attracts visitors. Some of the floats are so large, they take over one hundred people to operate like one of the main appeals “Gum Lung”, or the Golden Dragon. Each year the Chinese New Year grows in popularity and excitement. The festival has now expanded into a two week event with other attractions such as the Flower Market and Miss China Town U.S.A. This weekend marked the end of another successful parade here in San Francisco. Thousands came to see the streets littered with vibrant colors and elegant performances. It was another successful event and until next year, “Gung Hay Fat Choy”!