Little Saigon Parade in Sacramento
February 2, 2012
Rain has been badly needed this winter of 2012 in California. When it finally came, it poured in late January. Some Sacramentans danced in the streets, celebrating the relief from a too long, too dry winter. Others put their parades and plans on hold. The Greater Sacramento Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled the Little Saigon Street Festival Parade for Saturday, February 4, 2012 9am-11:15am. The parade will run from Fruitridge/Stockton Blvd to Florin/Stockton Blvd Sacramento. This is the first year for the parade with plans to continue for many years. According to GSVACC the parade is intended to highlight diversity and unity. This is will be demonstrated by the wide variety of participants including Rancho St Maria’s 20 Mexican horses, exotic cars, 13 floats representing religion, community and businesses, marching bands, martial arts and Vietnamese dancers. Since this is the year of the Dragon, the parade will open with a Dragon dance. Lion and Cherry Blossom Flowers dancers will also join the street festival parade.
Please see the flier above. (Click on the photo to view full size.) GSVACC webpage can be found here.
“The mission of the Greater Sacramento Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (GSVACC) is to promote business and economic growth opportunities for its diverse members and to serve as a regional catalyst to make positive impacts to the community’s health and economic well being.”