Mer-Lion Dance

Mer-Lion Dance

Legend has it that the Monkey King Sun Wukong acquired his famous magical staff (如意金箍棒) from the Dragon King’s undersea palace, on the first day of the lunar year. While he was hanging out there, he chanced upon a performance by the Dragon King’s royal mer-lion dance troupe. He was so mesmerised by it that he brought the practice to kingdoms on land, where it evolved to become the lion dance we know today.

Happy Year of the Monkey!

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