The lion dance is a a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion's movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune. It is is usually performed on big occasions, such as the Lunar new year, cultural and religious festivals, important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies...
The lion dance is sometimes mistakenly referred to as dragon dance. An easy way to tell the difference is that a lion is normally operated by just two dancers and has a tail, while a dragon is longer and needs many people holding a stick.
- shishimai, Japanese Lion Dance.
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