Fun with Mandarin

Chinese Lion Dance is a form of dance is where martial artists mimic a lion's movements. Their costumes vary from region to region in Asia.  This mystical animal is commonly mistaken by many as the Chinese Dragon.

A Chinese Lion dance is often seen during Chinese New Year or any major celebrations, such as cultural festivals, business grand opening days, birthday celebrations, honor guest homecomings, and weddings.  These performances differ from one another.

During Chinese New Year, Cai Qing is often performed, where an even number of lions go on a quest to pluck the “greens” off a roof gable. Such an act is deemed to bring good luck and great fortune to its owner.