For many Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is a time of renewal and family, with activities meant to discard the misfortunes and negatives of the past to make room and welcome prosperity, good luck and health for the coming year. This special occasion is celebrated across several countries and other territories in Asia, including China, Vietnam, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In addition, communities in Canada, the United States, and Europe, with large Asian populations, also celebrate Lunar New Year festivities.
The Parade Guys are Northern California’s premier parade float company, building floats for annual events like the Chinese New Year Parade and Pride as well as victory floats for the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors. As one of only a few float builders throughout the west coast, the Parade Guys have built floats for events throughout the Bay Area and beyond, providing as many as 35 custom floats for a single event.
Aside from building floats, the Parade Guys also provide scenic work, fine art commissions, and custom prop and decor fabrication to a wide variety of clientele. Proudly combining traditional crafts with modern technology, The Parade Guys team is comprised of artists and designers who are passionate about the work they do. Their purpose is to bring color and beauty to everyday spaces, from city streets to commercial lobbies, home interiors to public event spaces and beyond.
To learn more visit www.theparadeguys.com
Learn more about the Ox on Parade and don’t forget to enter our photo contest. From February 3 – March 14, snap a picture of you and the Ox, tag us @chineseparade, and use the hashtag #oxonparade. It’s that simple! See official rules here.