Hoyu parade in Chinatown

    A parade will slow traffic in Philadelphia’s Chinatown today. The fourth annual Hoyu Folk Culture Festival starts at 12th and Vine streets around 11 a.m. and marches over to the Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch streets. It’s hosted by the Philadelphia Hoyu Chinese American Association in honor of ancient Chinese gods and in memory of one’s ancestors. In addition to the parade, large wooen puppets, a lion dance, a traditional opera and Chinese food will be part of the midday festivities.

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