I think lion dancers are the best thing ever. I just love the drumming, colourful costumes, flamboyant and high energy performances, and the clever way the lions are brought to life. They are so much fun to watch. Someone in Miss C’s class had their 5th birthday party last week. You can imagine my delight when I realised this was the entertainment.
It’s Chinese New Year, so lion dancers are out in force. You’ll find them in shopping malls, condos, restaurants and hotels, ushering the New Year in and bringing luck and prosperity for the incoming year. You might see me tracking them down if I hear drumming in the distance.
Apparently the birthday boy loves lion dancers too, and because his birthday is near Chinese New Year, his parents he gets them every year. What a great way to celebrate a kids’ birthday.