Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, 'the year of the horse.' Chinese New Year is a two week Spring festival celebrated for over 5,000 years in China.
I am the year of the rat; actually my horoscope reading is pretty accurate. To get your Chinese horoscope, click here.
One of the world's top ten Chinese New Year parades is here in San Francisco. It is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. Over 100 units will participate in the parade, many of the floats and specialty units will feature the theme of this year's Chinese zodiac sign. Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, and exploding firecrackers.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!