Dragon Dancers





Everyone should spend at least one Chinese New Year in Shanghai – these pictures were taken at Xintiandi where every year the dragon dancers come to help welcome the new year and maybe bring you some lucky money too!




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2 responses to “Dragon Dancers

  1. So festive! really puts me in the CNY mood!

    I recognize the XTD dragon dancers as the same guys my husband and I chatted with a few years ago at the same event during Year of the Rat. They told us they all work together at the electric company and get together to practice lion dancing every month during the off-season, but practice every day for a month before Spring Festival. They were really friendly old guys and loved to play with my daughter.

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