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San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade In Pictures

The Year of the Rat was celebrated in San Francisco with the annual Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, February 8.Participants included elementary school students, elected officials, public safety workers, corporate sponsors, local sports teams, and, of course, floats.

The parade began in the 1860s by Chinese immigrants to help other San Franciscans learn about their heritage.

Festivities continue through the weekend.