“To Celebrate Lunar New Year, Union Station Hosts Traditional Lion Dance Performance” this afternoon

photo by Diane Krauthamer

From an email:

“In celebration of Lunar New Year, Union Station will host a mesmerizing performance by the esteemed Chua Martial Arts Lion Dance Troupe. The captivating Lion Dance, deeply rooted in Chinese culture and tradition, will take place in the iconic Main Hall, promising a spirited and celebratory performance for all attendees.

The Lion Dance, dating back to the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD), holds profound cultural significance, symbolizing luck, prosperity, and warding off evil spirits. This cherished tradition not only entertains but also educates about the rich heritage and martial arts prowess associated with the art form. Chua Martial Arts, known for their mastery in this ancient craft, will showcase their skillful execution and pay homage to this time-honored tradition.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Monday, February 12, at 12:00 PM EST
WHERE: Union Station Main Hall, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
WHO: Chua Martial Arts Lion Dance Troupe

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