There are many traditions associated with the fifteen-day celebration of the Lunar New Year. These include wearing red to bring luck, prosperity and protection, or eating sweets to sweeten the prospects of the next year. On the fifteenth day, the celebration draws to a close with the Lantern Festival on the first full moon of the year. Notably, one of the most festively entertaining and fun traditions that occurs throughout the celebration is the Lion Dance. The Lion Dance summons good luck and fortune, and is meant to scare evil sprits away from the upcoming year. The renowned Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin is performing all over the valley during these next few weeks. Please check them out if you get a chance and celebrate the New Year. You can find their schedule here: http://www.lvlohans.org/lion-dance
Kung Hei Fat Choy!