China’s Red Lantern Dance – A Celebration of Tradition and Prosperity
Have you ever heard of China’s Lantern Festival? The Lantern Festival is an annual event in China that takes place 15 days after the Chinese Lunar New Year. It is a celebration not only of good fortune but also of the unique intercultural exchange between Iran and China. Lanterns are an important symbol of prosperity in Chinese culture and are especially prevalent during traditional festivals. Qionghai, a city in the eastern part of south China’s Hainan Province, is known for its folk dance involving lanterns.
HISTORY OF RED LANTERN DANCE IN CHINA
The history of the Red Lantern Dance in China can be traced back to Qionghai, which is located at the mouth of the Wanquan River and is home to many fishermen. In Mandarin, the word for fish sounds similar to the term for abundance. During the Chinese New Year, the phrase “Nian nian you yu” is commonly used to wish for a surplus every year, which translates to “May the year-end with a surplus.” The traditional Carp Lantern Dance involves people holding, lifting, and dancing with carp-shaped lamps, symbolizing auspiciousness and happiness. This custom is mainly performed during the Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival to celebrate the harvest and extend good wishes for the coming year.
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Significance of Red Lantern Dance in China
The traditional Carp Lantern Dance typically involves people holding, lifting and dancing with carp-shaped lamps. It’s a folk custom mainly performed during the Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival to celebrate the harvest and extend good wishes for the coming year.
Red Lantern Dance Costume
The red Chinese lantern costume includes a dress, headband with a gold belt and golden … Chinese lantern costumes, perfect for dance parties and birthdays.
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