Chinese New Year Parade
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This is the Chinese Lunar Year
The Year of the Ram.

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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    Ram
Monkey    Rooster    Dog    Pig

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

  1. Preparation - A marcher getting ready for the start of the parade
  2. Preparation - Other marcher in their ethic costume waiting for the start of the parade
  3. Dragon - A smaller dragon marching in the parade
  4. Gum Lung - The head of the main dragon and its head is over 6 ft tall
  • SouthWest Airline - The Main Sponsor's float
  • ForBidden City - The dance routine put on by the dance group
  • ForBidden City - Other dances on the sideline
  • Queens Court - The Miss ChinaTown Court
  • Miss ChinaTown USA - Miss ChinaTown adjust her crown

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    last updated 03/01/2004