(Monday Reflection) : Lion Dance/Barongsai/舞獅


In China it’s called 舞獅
Pronounced differently in Chinese languages.
Mandarin will say wǔshī
Cantonese will say mou5 si1
Southern Min/Hokkien will say it as 跳獅 (thiau sai)
Vietnamese will say múa lân
Korean will say sajachum
Japanese will say it as shishimai
Malaysian will say literally as ‘tari singa’ and
Indonesian adopts barongsai (the word ‘sai’ is clearly from Hokkien)

Whatever its name, all are similar…for celebration and getting rid bad lucks for those who believe it. I love the festive and these are some photos taken during Imlek (Chinese New Year) celebration in my school. Love it!

Tangerang, 29 February 2016

 

Bambang Priantono

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nurul Lubis says:

    What a charming and colorful barongsai.. I love their bright colors ..

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