February 18, 2007

Happy New Year!

Shaolin Wahnam South London would like to wish everybody a very happy Chinese New Year! The coming year of the Boar is traditionally a good time for bearing children as the boar is associated with fertility and virility. Children born this year will be happy and honest. Chinese communities the world over will today celebrate with Lion dances to bring good fortune for the coming year and Dragon dances to ward off evil spirits. Pictured here is a typical Lion's head and a giant pig from celebrations in Sydney earlier today.