Dragon dances performed across China for the Year of the Dragon

Updated: Feb 8, 2024 Print
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As an intangible cultural heritage of China, the dragon dance is a form of traditional dance performance in China. Its origin can be dated back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC– AD 220). In ancient times, the dragon dance was held to worship ancestors and pray for rain. Nowadays, it has become a common ceremonial activity in festivals like Chinese New Year, which is believed to bring good luck to people. Recently, to usher in the Year of the Dragon, spectacular dragon dance performances are being staged across China, uniting communities and bringing streets and squares to life. Immerse yourself in this captivating video and savor the spirit of the dragon dance!

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