More Pics From Chinese New Year Celebrations
Thanks to Florence Eng for sending us these photos from the Lion Dance activities that took place the day before the big parade. She writes: I love the publicity (the float parade on Sunday) receives but the lion dancing on Saturday received zero coverage. It is a much more family friendly, fun event…We get invited by all the storefronts to come into the stores and “bless” it with good fortune by lion dancing and scaring away the bad spirits.
Our group encourages people to come up to the lions, touch them for good luck and we get really playful and interactive with children because we want them to not be afraid of the lions and of course, it makes them and their parents happy.