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Year of the Dog arrives for 2018

The Chinese New Year Parade returns to downtown San Francisco on Feb. 24. Photo:

Gong Hei Fat Choy! arriving on Feb. 16, The Year of the Dog (Earth Dog, specifically) promises to be a good year overall for those born in a dog year, with February and March being particularly favorable months (followed by the least auspicious, April), according to most sources. A less than rosy outlook, unfortunately, is in store for you dragons, sheep, and roosters.

Whatever your Chinese zodiac sign, there’s no lack of celebration befitting the largest city west of the Mississippi with the largest Chinese population. Look for a Chinatown street fair, a flower fair, and much more, culminating with the iconic New Year Parade Feb. 24 (visit for the schedule). Additionally, find citywide cultural and music celebrations; see our calendar for a few ideas.


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