The Lunar New Year is arguably one of the most colourful events in the calendar. The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound involving Lion dancing, firecrackers, traditional dancing and of course, food.
The Lion Richlands embraces this wonderful celebration and invites all members, guests and their families to join us on Friday, February 16 & Saturday, Feburary 17 from 5pm to join us as we celebrate the Year of the Dog.
The Lion Richlands is proud to host the LTL Group's Lion Dancers.
The Lions will perform to the magical sounds of the drums at 5.30pm and 9.30pm on both Friday and Saturday nights followed by Fire Crackers outside of our foyers front entrance for everyone to enjoy.
And for those who want to try their luck, our Gaming Room will be hosting our "Lucky 8 at 8" Gaming Promo where punters will have the chance to win a share of $2000 from 8pm both Friday & Saturday nights.
Lion dancing is not only an integral part of Chinese New Year celebrations, where it is often performed in temples, restaurants, businesses and at cultural festivals, but is also a popular way to entice good luck to visit house warmings, weddings and birthdays.
Two skilled performers mimic the movements of a magnificent, brightly coloured lion, shaking its mighty head to show its huge teeth and flashing eyes. A highly agile performance, the lion energetically chases away bad spirits, allowing prosperity and good fortune to flow in.
The lion dance is accompanied by a team of talented musicians playing traditional instruments such as drums, cymbals and gongs to create a captivating atmosphere of light and sound as the lion performs.
There’s a lot of fancy footwork involved in performing the intricate lion dance. The two performers – one operating the head and one operating the tail – are strong and agile, putting on an impressive acrobatic display to show not only the lion’s playful side, but its majestic power and strength.
Get the family together and join us at THE LION for the wonderful performances and celebrate the Lunar New Year.