This year the Lunar New Year falls on 31st January 2014. I went to Guan Yin Temple Klang for prayers and was very lucky to witness a dragon dance in action. It was an auspicious time at 11 am on the first day of Chinese New Year 2014, the Year of the Wood Horse. I didn't even know that there was going to be a dragon dance! This is my first time seeing a dragon dance performance at the temple. Wow!
“Dragon Dance at Guan Yin Temple, Klang on First Day of Chinese New Year 2014”, a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com on 31st January 2014.
A peach tree hanging with "peach fruit" buns.
The peach fruit is a symbol of longevity
A Dragon Dance is usually performed during big festival such as Chinese New Year as it is believed to bring good luck.
Offerings of flowers, mandarin oranges, apples, pears, pomelo and pineapples are placed on the altar.
Rows of gold and red lanterns
Lighted candles with lotus shape
The Chinese believe that they are descendents of the dragon.
The dragon is regarded as an auspicious mythical creature.
The dragon dance is an auspicious performance that brings good luck and fortune.
It's a green dragon!
People's hands touching the dragon head hoping that some good luck will rub off onto them.
At the end of the Dragon Dance, this troupe of dragon dancers who looked like school students shouted "Huat ah! Huat ah! Huat ah!" meaning "Get Rich"!
Flowers stalls near the entrance of Guan Yin Temple, Klang.
Beautiful captures. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Gong Xi Fatt Chai!ReplyDelete
Wow...did you touch it too?
Small Kucing, Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too! You bet! Yes, I did touch the dragon head :)Delete
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