Chinese New Year Parade
Photo Gallery

Below is a listing of images and standard GIF images of the 2002 Chinese New Year Parade.
This is the Chinese Lunar Year
The Year of the Horse.

By clicking on them you will bring up a larger JPEG view of them.

The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, and is constructed in a different fashion than the Western solar calendar. In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the year falls somewhere between late January and early February. The twelve animal signs in order are:

Rat    Ox    Tiger    Rabbit
Dragon    Snake    Horse    Sheep
Monkey    Rooster    Dog    Pig

Check your daily horoscope at this link for this animal sign:  HORSE

  1. Wells Fargo - An annual participant in the parade
  2. Washington Mutual - Another corporate sponsor float
  3. Ford - A major sponsor of the Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco

  4. Princess Float - Miss Chinatown and her court ride on this float in the parade
  5. Circus Circus - The gold coin of Circus Circus float
  6. Dave Thomas - The master float builder oversees final prepartation prior to the start of the parade

  7. Volunteers - Taking a break while the floats are lined up
  8. Volunteers - Other volunteers take a break prior to the start of the parade
  9. Volunteers - Carol & Terresa

  10. Volunteers - Bunny, Aggie, and Perry
  11. Volunteers - Volunteers in costumes before the parade starts
  12. Silver Legacy - A princess on the Silver Legacy Float

  13. Princess - A San Francisco Chinatown princess on her float
  14. Forbidden City - The dancers do a final photo op
  15. Forbidden City - Another Photo op

  16. Forbidden City - The dancers get prepare to be enclosed in the giant sphere
  17. Forbidden City - The night club scene
  18. Forbidden City - The opening scene of the night club as the giant sphere opens up


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last updated 04/01/2002