Lion dance performed ahead of Lunar New Year in Singapore In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo, the lion dance troupe from Malaysia competes in the 11th International Lion Dance Competition in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Lion dance performed ahead of Lunar New Year in Singapore
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Performers from Southeast Asia took part in an international lion dance competition. It was held in Singapore. It came ahead of the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar.

The traditional dance includes performers dressed in a lion's costume. They mimick the animal's movements. It is believed to bring good fortune.

The participants at the 11th International Lion Dance Competition came from many countries. The countries included Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar. It included Indonesia and Hong Kong. It also included Taiwan and Malaysia. They were judged according to their skills. They were also judged on their grace and their music.

This year's winner was a team from Vietnam.

"Lion dancing is a fading tradition as we are seeing less interest among the younger generation, which is more interested in spending time on their electronic devices indoors," said Joseph Low. He is the head judge and a member of the Singapore Wushu Dragon and Lion Dance Federation.

This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Dog and it begins Feb. 16.

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COMMENTS (41)
  • keidene-orv
    2/12/2018 - 11:34 a.m.

    the lion dance sound so cool maybe one day i can try it but i have to find people to do it with me

  • joeyw-orv
    2/13/2018 - 10:32 p.m.

    This lion dance reminds me of how they have a dragon dance. They both look interesting. It's cool how a bunch of different people and places have different things they like to do.

  • ConnerC-dan
    2/14/2018 - 12:25 p.m.

    I learned that it is one of the most important holiday of the chinese calander.

  • DylanD-dan1
    2/14/2018 - 12:25 p.m.

    I read that lion dancing is people in lion customs mimiking like lion

  • AddisonA-dan
    2/14/2018 - 12:25 p.m.

    I learned that VietNam won this year. It's amazing to see my home town won.

  • LeilaniL-dan
    2/14/2018 - 12:25 p.m.

    I learned that Vietnam won the lion dance this year.

  • LillianneL-dan
    2/14/2018 - 12:26 p.m.

    I learn that it is performers from Southeast Asia.

  • MadilynM-dan
    2/14/2018 - 12:26 p.m.

    I learned that Southeast Asia took part in an international lion dance competition.

  • ChristopherC-dan
    2/14/2018 - 12:27 p.m.

    I learnd lion dancing is fading.

  • ConnieC-dan
    2/14/2018 - 12:27 p.m.

    I learned that this years winner is vietnom.

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