SF’s Chinese New Year Celebration, Firecrackers + Red Envelope Giveaways 2022
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Portsmouth Square | 733 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Sen Nin Fai Lok! (Happy New Year). The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco is excited today to officially welcome the Year of the Tiger (Lunar Year 4720) with a Chinese New Year Celebration and Choy Sun Doe Day. Under the auspices of the SF Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Guest VIP Speakers will usher in today’s celebration with the “dotting of the Tiger Heads” which symbolizes bringing the Tiger to Life!
A procession will then proceed to Kearny St, followed by firecrackers to scare evil spirits away, and Choy Suns will grace Portsmouth Sq. and “Lai Sees” (red envelopes) and gifts will be passed out to eagerly waiting children.
- When: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 11am to 2pm
- Where: Portsmouth Sq. Chinatown, SF
Red Envelop Giveaway
Under the auspices of the SF Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Choy Suns will grace Chinatown and pass out thousands of “Lai Sees” to eagerly waiting children. All the “Lai Sees” will contain a chocolate gold coin. Additionally, some will have either money or a gift certificate that can be redeemed for a toy.
Choy Sun, the god of wealth, is a deity that every Chinese person welcomes. He blesses everyone he encounters with much prosperity and abundant wealth.
Traditionally, “Lai Sees” (red envelopes) are passed out to children and unmarried persons during Chinese New Year as a good luck symbol, with the belief that the more “Lai Sees” one passes out, the more good luck will be returned.
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