Sunday, February 06, 2011

Lion Dance

With it being the Lunar New Year on Thursday, the local art museum hosted a lion dance show during its free admission weekend.

With record high temperatures, there was a large turnout to watch the show.

Kids were encouraged to touch and interact with the lions.

- Karen


lina said...

Looks like a good turnout for the lion dance. :)

You didn't go near the lions?

Yoshi said...

Happy Lunar New Year! What a great capture of the lion performance. In Japan we can see the same performance at the local festivals.
Thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog. The exposure is around 3 seconds.

Mandy said...

Ooooh, that must have been so exciting to touch the lion! I love those lions and was thrilled to see sea lions in Singapore and see where they must have got the inspiration from.

Isn't it strange to read about record high temperatures when so much of the US is covered in snow!?

rainfield61 said...

There is a Lunar Year Celebration.


AVCr8teur said...

Lina: Beautiful day + weekend = good turnout!

Yoshi: Nice to know other countries also perform lion dances.

Emm: I think the dance is to celebrate the new year plus traditionally to ward off evil spirits and welcome good luck. Isn't California great with no snow?

Rainfield61: Yes, but no firecrackers here though.

LifeRamblings said...

I love the energy and enthusiasm that goes with the lion dance!