Celebrating Chinese New Year

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