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A Tradition Since the Gold Rush: Bok Kai Marysville Parade

2019-03-12 00:04
Here in Marysville, people are celebrating the 139th annual Bok Kai Lunar New Year festival and parade. Let’s hear how people are enjoying it. The Bok Kai Temple was built in 1854 after the Chinese came to work on the mines during the Gold Rush. The deity still has many worshippers today coming from as far as Hong Kong. Bok Kai’s birthday, or Bomb Day, is celebrated with a parade, opera singers, dances, and firecrackers.