East Asia Palm Products Sdn Bhd (EAPP) always get a little busier during the Lunar New Year period and it is no different this year as staff, volunteers and clients celebrate the occasion in their own unique ways! Setting off firecrackers and fireworks are common during the LNY and lion dances performances.
The lion dance, also called the ‘lion lantern’, is a form of traditional dance performed on joyous festivals and big occasions. It is a dance which imitates a lion’s various movements and actions, performed in a lion costume, accompanied by the music of beating drums and gong instruments.
It is believed that the lion is an auspicious animal that brings good luck. Therefore, a lion dance is performed to pray for good luck during the Spring Festival or during other celebrations.
The lion dance is an excellent Chinese folk art that has spread across the world, courtesy of local Chinese communities and immigrant groups who have settled in different countries, particularly in Malaysia.