I got to dress as a dragon for Chinese New Year

Southend Standard: I got to dress as a dragon for Chinese New Year I got to dress as a dragon for Chinese New Year

CHINESE New Year has gone off with a bang across South Essex with hundreds of families celebrating the year of the horse.

Lily Trayler was one of scores of residents who came out to Festival Leisure in Basildon on Friday for a fun-filled evening of entertainment and activities.

Lily, six, was shown what it’s like inside an iconic Chinese dragon by Jordan Fermor, from the International Academy of Martial Arts, which came to “Bas Vegas” as part of lion dancing and drumming entertainment along with and Chinese arts and crafts workshops.

 

Don't miss Tuesday's Echo for all your celebration pictures.

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8:54am Tue 4 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Fantastic cultural colours, glad to see it's the year of the Horse
Fantastic cultural colours, glad to see it's the year of the Horse You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
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9:18am Tue 4 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
Fantastic cultural colours, glad to see it's the year of the Horse
Chinese dragons are part of Chinese culture dating back hundreds of years and is performed yearly as part of a ritual to drive out evil spirits and bring good fortune.

It has been part of the Chinese New Year ritual for a long time and even the colours of the dragon are symbolic of different meanings.

The Chinese dragon is always present in celebrations regardless of which animal is representing the current year.

How come you are using the internet but never research anything?
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: Fantastic cultural colours, glad to see it's the year of the Horse[/p][/quote]Chinese dragons are part of Chinese culture dating back hundreds of years and is performed yearly as part of a ritual to drive out evil spirits and bring good fortune. It has been part of the Chinese New Year ritual for a long time and even the colours of the dragon are symbolic of different meanings. The Chinese dragon is always present in celebrations regardless of which animal is representing the current year. How come you are using the internet but never research anything? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -5

9:35am Tue 4 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
Fantastic cultural colours, glad to see it's the year of the Horse
Chinese dragons are part of Chinese culture dating back hundreds of years and is performed yearly as part of a ritual to drive out evil spirits and bring good fortune.

It has been part of the Chinese New Year ritual for a long time and even the colours of the dragon are symbolic of different meanings.

The Chinese dragon is always present in celebrations regardless of which animal is representing the current year.

How come you are using the internet but never research anything?
My you must be bored Gandy, but then from your flat, life is rather drab....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: Fantastic cultural colours, glad to see it's the year of the Horse[/p][/quote]Chinese dragons are part of Chinese culture dating back hundreds of years and is performed yearly as part of a ritual to drive out evil spirits and bring good fortune. It has been part of the Chinese New Year ritual for a long time and even the colours of the dragon are symbolic of different meanings. The Chinese dragon is always present in celebrations regardless of which animal is representing the current year. How come you are using the internet but never research anything?[/p][/quote]My you must be bored Gandy, but then from your flat, life is rather drab.... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
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4:37pm Tue 4 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
Fantastic cultural colours, glad to see it's the year of the Horse
Chinese dragons are part of Chinese culture dating back hundreds of years and is performed yearly as part of a ritual to drive out evil spirits and bring good fortune.

It has been part of the Chinese New Year ritual for a long time and even the colours of the dragon are symbolic of different meanings.

The Chinese dragon is always present in celebrations regardless of which animal is representing the current year.

How come you are using the internet but never research anything?
Seems Kim isn't against all ethnic minorities...would suggest the ones she does stand against is because of her personal prejudice...
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: Fantastic cultural colours, glad to see it's the year of the Horse[/p][/quote]Chinese dragons are part of Chinese culture dating back hundreds of years and is performed yearly as part of a ritual to drive out evil spirits and bring good fortune. It has been part of the Chinese New Year ritual for a long time and even the colours of the dragon are symbolic of different meanings. The Chinese dragon is always present in celebrations regardless of which animal is representing the current year. How come you are using the internet but never research anything?[/p][/quote]Seems Kim isn't against all ethnic minorities...would suggest the ones she does stand against is because of her personal prejudice... ThisYear
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