31st Annual Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run
Saturday & Sunday February 7-8, 2009
Take advantage of the Firecracker Nite n' Day event. Begins Saturday, 10am - 10pm and continues on Sunday after the Firecracker Run, noon - 4pm. Music, entertainment, performances on the Firecracker stage.
A traditional lion dance begins the pre-race activities. In Chinese folklore, the lion dance and drums chase away "evil" spirits and bring good luck to those who participate. To ensure those evil running spirits do not appear, our ceremonial lighting of 100,000 firecrackers signals the countdown to the start of races. After the race, proceed to the festival area where volunteers will greet you with fresh fruit, drink and other snacks. There will also be vendor booths and cultural exhibits to visit.
Special Guests and Firecracker Supporters :
Ed P. Reyes, CD 1 Council Member
Robin Shou, Actor and Firecracker Race Announcer
Ginger Chan, KTLA News Reporter
The Firecracker Run and Nite n' Day weekend are just some of the events in the Chinese New Year weekend festivities.