Local News

Significance of lion dances during Chinese New Year

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Kung Hee Fat Choy!

Members of the Gee Yung International Martial Arts School stopped by the KHON2 News studio Tuesday night to celebrate Chinese New Year with a lion dance performance.

It was the group's tenth stop of the day after visiting elementary schools and senior homes.

The lion dance is a tradition that dates back more than one thousand years and it's designed to bring good luck and prosperity.

"And the difference with the lion is it takes two people to play only. And a dragon takes nine and it could stretch all the way to hundreds so if you check on the Guinness Book of World Records right now China holds the longest dragon," Harlan Lee, Gee Yung instructor said.

Latest Local News