Tuesday 19th February, marked Chinese New Year 2019. To celebrate this occasion St Columba’s children had the opportunity to learn and perform the Dragon and Lion Dance.
I learnt that there was a legend about a dragon that was trying to catch a red pearl but never did. The red pearl would have given the dragon wisdom but he never was able to catch it. – Flynn
At the end of the Lion Dance the lion would eat a cabbage. The person inside the head of the lion would rip up the cabbage and fling bits of cabbage out of the lion’s mouth. Anyone in the crowd who caught a piece of cabbage would receive good luck for the rest of the year. – Jade V