Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chinese New Year Workshop...Saturday, January 25th

Did you know that the Chinese Dragon is a symbol of luck, strength and power?

The Chinese New Year begins January 31st.  During Chinese New Year celebrations, the Dragon Dance is performed in parades and events to bring good luck in the year to come.  It is an intricate dance where a group of people maneuver a wood or plastic dragon draped in cloth.  It is believed that longer the dragon, the more luck it will bring.  Some dragons used in these dances are 230 feet long!

2013 Chinese New Year Celebration/Getty Images

Even the Beijing Aquarium celebrates their own version of the Dragon Dance...with sharks!

2013 Beijing Aquarium/Getty Images
Join us next Saturday, January 25th, from 2-4 pm, for our Chinese New Year Family Workshop.  You can make your own dragon face mask or a dancing dragon.

Read more details and sign up here!

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