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Chinese New Year

2019: Year of the Pig

EG Incursions' ‘Dragon Dance’ captures the very symbol of Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year celebrations begin at towards the start of the year and last for 15 days. Traditionally, it was a time for the Chinese to pray to their ancestors as well as to all the gods. Alternatively, for our more artistic students, we have our Chinese Fan Dance and Art workshop!

Highlights include the Lantern Festival on the 15th night, spending time with family, eating lots of food and being extra kind to dogs (the second day is believed to be the birthday of all dogs).

Our Chinese New Year workshops are suitable for ages 5 and up. We incorporate traditional Chinese dragons and contemporary Chinese fan dance and painting! We work with a class at a time across a school day and create an exciting dance performance. These class performances can even be showcased at the end of the school day for everyone to enjoy.

We encourage schools to allow the children to wear red for our dance session, as traditionally it's believed that the colour will ward off evil spirits.

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