Floats, In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade

Ma-Tsu Temple's Human Propelled Floats
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The floats for San Francisco's Ma-Tsu Temple were propelled by hand with four or more people pushing each float.


Ma-Tsu Temple   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 17:32:52 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0403
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McDonalds Snake-Themed Float
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The McDonalds float was delightfully snake-themed with cartoon snakes and a small handheld snake on top.


McDonalds   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 17:46:13 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0476
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Recology's Old Garbage Trucks
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Antique garbage trucks were used for floats by Recology of San Francisco. Note that when these trucks were new, there existed only garbage, and curb-side recycling had not been heard of yet.


Recology Zero Waste external link   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 17:54:13 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0519
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Lucky Stores Motorized Shopping Cart
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The Lucky Stores Corporation ran a gigantic motorized shopping cart through the parade.


Lucky Stores external link Fresh Produce   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 17:57:23 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0542
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Chinese Hospital Traditional Float
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The Chinese Hospital float was sponsored by Silver Legacy Resort Casino. This year's float was a traditional one.


Chinese Hospital external link   •  and Silver Legacy Resort Casino external link Reno   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 18:00:26 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0555
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The Coca Cola Winter Float
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The Coca Cola winter float was the same one they used in parades all winter. It was not themed to the parade. However it was a coke float.


Coca Cola external link   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 18:19:42 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0676
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Old Navy Dramatic Snake Float
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The Old Navy float featured a huge coiled snake decorated in sparkling gold.


Old Navy external link   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 18:27:35 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0689
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A Modest Tricycle Float
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency used a snake themed tricycle as one of its floats.


SFMTA external link San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 18:58:08 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0908
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Kids Romancing On Thurgood Marshal Float
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Two statues of kids were facing each other with a romantic gaze on the Thurgood Marshal Academic High School float.


Thurgood Marshal Academic High School external link   •  Floats In The 2013 Chinese New Year Parade   •  Market Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 March 2013)   •  (Photo taken 19:11:55 Saturday 23 February 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_0974
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