Chinese New Year Parade

When:
Date: 
February 16, 2013
Schedule: 
3 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Where:
Parade begins at Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse
126 West Granite St.
Butte, Montana
Phone:
(406) 723-3231
Website:

In the early 1900s, a block of Butte, Mont., known as China Alley, brimmed with shops and restaurants that were operated by Chinese immigrants. Today, the Mai Wah Society celebrates that history with a parade on Chinese New Year. A 60-foot-long dragon–a gift from the people of Taiwan–leads the procession through downtown, stopping at businesses to evoke prosperity. Any lingering feelings of bad luck are obliterated with the din of 100,000 fireworks in the late afternoon.

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