Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditonal Chinese Holidays, many Chinese shops will close down for weeks over this special time. It is often called the Lunar New Year. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month in the Chinese Calendar and ends on the 15th, this day is referred to the Lantern Festival.
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Lunar Calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient Chinese New Year is a reflection on how the people behaved and what they believed in the most.
In Chinese culture the Dragon, Lion and Tiger are all significant animals of respect and adoration.
This beautiful marionette is a beautiful piece to use in homes and schools all over Australia to highlight the beautiful colours and traditions that Chinese Culture represent. This marionette is an ideal match to the book The Great Race - Story of the Chinese Zodic.
Lion measures 40 cm long and 68 cm from tip of marionette to the Lion's feet. This a beautiful representation of what many festivals around the world use in vibrant and energetic celebrations to welcome in the New Year
Suitable for ages to look at, but over 5 years of age to touch as it is delicate and designed for careful use...Would look fabulous in entrance ways or in classrooms.. Enjoy
Please note that the colour shown may not be the colour lion that you receive as they come in many reds, yellows and gold