All you need to know about Lion Dances

By January 21, 2019Current

TL;DR – Lions are not dragons.

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and we can soon expect the sights of Lion Dances and sounds of “tong chiang, tong chiang” all around the island.

Besides the fact that lions are not dragons (which we should all already know, right? RIGHT?), here are some other really cool illustrations that explain more about this traditional Chinese dance.

Uploaded on Facebook by San Francisco Chinatown (I know it’s based in USA but culturally it’s still very similar), the album has since gotten over 1,500 comments and 31,000 shares.


Now you know.

(Cover image of Jack Neo’s The Lion Men via)

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