Dragon Dance  舞 龍

The Dragon Dance itself originated during the Han Dynasty (180-230 AD) and was started by the Chinese who had shown great belief and respect towards the dragon. Its physical form is a combination of many animals, including the horns of a stag, ears of a bull, eyes of a rabbit, claws of a tiger and the scales of a fish, all on a long serpent’s body. With these traits, it was believed that dragons were amphibious with the ability to move on land, fly through the air and swim in the sea, bestowing them roles as governors of cloud and rain in weather.

The dragon dance was started by the Chinese who had shown great belief and respect towards the dragon. It is an important item of the Chinese Culture and tradition. Dragon Dance has spread throughout China and to the whole world. It symbolises the bringing of good luck and prosperity in the year to come for all the human beings on earth.

According to ancient history, during the period of Chun Chiu (Spring Festival), the learning of Chinese Martial Arts was very popular and in the spare time, dragon dance was also being taught to students to provide more encouragement. Dragons are believed to bring good luck to people, which is reflected in their qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness. The appearance of a dragon is both frightening and bold but it has a benevolent disposition, and so eventually it became an emblem to represent imperial authority.