Roaring into the Year of the Dragon: Chinese New Year Lion Dance Returns to Elgin!

Get ready to welcome luck and prosperity as the Chinese New Year Lion Dance makes its triumphant return to our beloved town! On February 6th, 2024, mark your calendars for an electrifying performance by the world-renowned Glasgow Hong Lok Dragon & Lion Dancing Troupe. The festivities kick off at 12:30 PM sharp at Elgin Plainstones on the High Street.

If you’ve experienced the magic of the Lion Dance before, you know it’s an event like no other. The vibrant colours, rhythmic drumming, and mesmerizing lion movements are guaranteed to leave you in awe. And if you’re new to this tradition, prepare to be dazzled by an ancient art form that’s as captivating as it is culturally rich.

The Chinese New Year Lion Dance isn’t just a performance; it’s a celebration of cultural diversity right here in Elgin. It’s an opportunity to come together as a community and appreciate the beauty of traditions from across the globe.

Legend has it that the Lion Dance brings good luck and wards off evil spirits. So, if you’re looking to kick off the Year of the Dragon on the right foot, there’s no better way to do it than by soaking in the positive energy of this ancient ritual.

Whether you’re young or young at heart, the Lion Dance is a spectacle that appeals to all ages. Bring the whole family, round up your friends, or even gather your colleagues for a lunchtime outing that’s sure to be the talk of the town.

We’re grateful to SHIMCA (the Scottish Highlands & Islands and Moray Chinese Association) for bringing back this cherished tradition to Elgin. Their dedication to promoting cultural exchange enriches our community and makes events like these possible.

There’s something magical about witnessing the Lion Dance in person. It’s an experience that stays with you long after the drums have faded away. So, don’t miss your chance to create unforgettable memories right here in our own backyard.

Calling all schools, nurseries, and businesses: this is your invitation to join in the excitement! Bring your students, little ones, or colleagues along for an educational and enriching cultural experience that’s as entertaining as it is enlightening.

So, what are you waiting for? Clear your schedule, gather your loved ones, and get ready to roar into the Year of the Dragon with the Chinese New Year Lion Dance in Elgin! We’ll see you there!

Remember, the festivities kick off at 12:30 PM on February 6th at Elgin Plainstones on the High Street. Don’t be late – the lions wait for no one!

Spread the word, share the joy, and let’s make this year’s Lion Dance celebration one to remember!

“The Lion can’t wait to come back to see the Children in Elgin”- Monica Lee-Macpherson MBE Chairperson Scottish Highlands & Islands and Moray Chinese Association (SHIMCA)


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