The Chinatown New Year's parade, which today often includes Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, and other community groups as well, is an American invention — with beauty pageants, floats, marching bands, dignitaries in convertibles — rather than an Asian import. According to The Chinese Cultural Center in San Francisco, the first parade was held in San Francisco in 1953, hosted by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce,10 Lunar New Year Facts to Help Answer Your Pressing Questions - NBC News
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10 Lunar New Year Facts to Help Answer Your Pressing Questions - NBC News
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