Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Chinese New Year and Year of the Dragon Stamp First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony

This information originated in American English.

January 18, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO - Mark your calendars to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year on Monday, January 23, 2012. In partnership with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Hilton San Francisco Financial District will hold a grand ceremony beginning at 9:28 a.m. Eight teams of dancing dragons and lions will kick-off the ceremony by performing in front of the hotel on Kearny Street. Festivities include an Eyes Dotting Ceremony, Chinese Tea Show, and lots of firecrackers.

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the first-day-of-issue of the Lunar New Year - Year of the Dragon stamp with a dedication ceremony. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the ceremony will be held at Hilton San Francisco Financial District, Grand Ballroom, Third Floor, 750 Kearny Street. Designed by Ethel Kessler and illustrated by Kam Mak, the stamp depicts part of a colorful dragon as seen in traditional Dragon Dancing when welcoming the New Year. The artwork also incorporates paper-cut designs and the Chinese character for "Dragon."

More details about the logistics and program of this Lunar New Year celebration will be discussed in a press conference jointly held with the United States Postal Service. This press conference will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Associations, 843 Stockton Street.

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Sharon Cushman
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
+1 415 765 7874

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