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30 January 2024 / Arts & Entertainment / Joe Kukura - SFiST

Meet all the dragon statues just installed around San Francisco to celebrate the Lunar New Year’s Year of the Dragon, as these intricately designed, wooden dragon monuments now adorn SF parks, markets, and public spaces.

It’s now the fourth year of the Lunar New Year statues being placed around San Francisco in the lead-up to SF’s Chinese New Year celebrations. It all started with Year of the Ox statues in 2021, when the Chinese New Year Parade was canceled over COVID-19. But the giant sculptures were so popular they returned with Year of the Tiger statues in 2022, and Year of the Rabbit statues last year.

And with the SF Lunar New Year Parade to ring in the Year of the Dragon coming up on February 24, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce has once again commissioned Year of the Dragon on Parade statues that are now placed around town in the above locations. SFist got pictures of each of the five dragons in their new habitat, and spoke with the artists who created them.

Photos: Giant Dragon Statues Ring In the ‘Year of the Dragon’ In SF


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