Travel to Chinese New Year Celebrations for the Year of the Tiger

The 2010 Chinese New Year is February 14th. You can enjoy the celebrations by making travel plans for a special Valentine's Day romantic getaway or family vacation. Either way, you’ll have fun welcoming in this very special Year of the Tiger.

For budget travelers, the best place to spend the holiday is in Chinatown, U.S.A. There you’ll find an authentic Chinese cultural experience in such cities as New York City, Los Angeles, and the site of the largest Chinatown outside Asia - San Francisco.

Rent a timeshare in any of these cities to enjoy the most famous and largest celebration, Chinese New Year. This Asian holiday is as big and as family-oriented as Christmas is to Westerners, complete with gift-giving, traditional decorations and enticing foods. Asian communities are delighted to share the excitement of Chinese New Year celebrations with everyone, so stay in your timeshare rental this February and join in the fun.

Chinatown Los Angeles
In 2010 the Golden Dragon Parade will wind its way through the streets of Chinatown for the 111th time. Consisting of floats, marching bands, cultural groups and entertainers, the parade's theme emphasizes ethnic diversity and is an exciting experience of Asian culture. The Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the New Years celebration, and includes street fairs with lantern-making classes, face painting, and kite building. See Anaheim timeshares.

Chinatown New York City
A huge fire-cracker detonation is held in Westminster Park, as well beautiful cultural performances by traditional singers and dancers. Lion, dragon and unicorn dance troupes perform along Chinatown's streets. Their spectacular parade will march down every street in Chinatown, and consists of almost 5,000 participants including Asian musicians, magicians, and thrilling acrobats. See New York City timeshares.

Chinatown San Francisco
The San Francisco celebration originated during the Gold Rush days of the 1860s, and today is the largest Chinese New Years celebration in North America. The two-week event includes two fairs: the Chinese New Year Flower Fair, and the Chinatown Community Street Fair, and culminates with the parade. Named one of the top 10 parades in the world, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. See San Francisco timeshares.

And, while you’re there, be sure to say Happy New Year, or in Cantonese, Gung Hay Fat Choy, which means “may prosperity be with you.”
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