Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chinese New Year's Dragon Dance

It was Chinese New Year when we chanced upon seeing a dragon dance while shopping inside SM department store at Megamall. Shoppers and onlookers alike gathered to witness the performance.

Chinese New Year_dragon dance

Chinese New Year_dragon dance SM Megamall

Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. (Source: Wikipedia). It is where the performers hold the dragon up on poles, raising it up and down making it "dance," and moves in a wave-like pattern.

Dragon dance is important part that highlights Chinese New Year celebrations. The dragon represents wisdom, wealth and power and brings good luck to people. It is believed that a dragaon dance performed on New Year's Day scares away evil spirits.

dragon dance
Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Tiger had started!


Golden said...

Poor me. I haven't tried watching any dragon dance.

Lots of love,

Carmen Araneta said...


Nice photos! I believe it was a wonderful experience to watch that dragon dance.

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