The Chinese Dragon Dance is an extremely colorful and spectacular event that is traditionally performed at Chinese festivals around the word today. This article looks briefly at how it originated and evolved into the spectacular performances we see today.
A Divine Beast
In ancient Chinese culture the dragon was revered and venerated as a divine beast. It was regarded as auspicious creature that brought good luck and enhanced the well being of people. It became the symbol of honesty and decorum and was thought to control the waters of the earth especially rivers and the rainfall. Read more