Thousands gather for San Francisco's Chinese New Year parade

SAN FRANCISCO

Though a traditional Chinese dragon was among the first to take the streets at the head of the parade, we just wrapped up the Year of the Dragon. This Chinese New Year parade celebrates the kick off the Year of the Snake.

Dance troupes, marching bands, and floats were among the 100 different groups participating in this parade, making it among the biggest of its kind.

People from around the world come here to watch this event.

The parade zigzagged through downtown area, headed over to Union Square, then wrapped up in Chinatown.

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