Lion Dance

"A lean dog shames its master." -Chinese proverb Chinese New Year (January 31st) is about wealth and prosperity. The common Cantonese phrase said during this time is "Gung Hay Fat Choy," which can be translated to "Wishing you good fortune!" A staple in new year festivities is the lion dance. (Lion dances can also be held on other special occasions, like weddings or new business openings.) The first recorded lion performance dates back to third century B.C. I remember seeing lion dances … [Read more...]