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Fresno’s Chinatown hosts New Year parade and festival

Justin Chan, left, peeks out with Luan Nguien, right, both with John Cho’s Lion Dance Team, as they prepare for the start of the annual Chinese New Year Parade last year. This year’s parade (the 16th annual) is on Saturday, March 5.
Justin Chan, left, peeks out with Luan Nguien, right, both with John Cho’s Lion Dance Team, as they prepare for the start of the annual Chinese New Year Parade last year. This year’s parade (the 16th annual) is on Saturday, March 5. THE FRESNO BEE

According to the Chinese calendar, 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, which Fresno’s Chinatown community celebrates with the 16th annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival.

The parade recognizes the downtown neighborhood, and will run down F Street from Tulare to Kern. There will be Gumyo Taiko drummers, lion dance performance teams, parade floats, plus activities for children, community outreach and a car show. The event is broadcast live on CMAC. Details: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5 in Fresno’s Chinatown (on F Street between Tulare and Kern streets). This is a free event. 559-201-8696, www.fresnochinatown.com

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

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