Every year, The Philadelphia Suns celebrate Lunar New Year with our Midnight Eve and Lunar New Year Day parades. The parades consist of lion dancing, drumming, music, and firecrackers, all part of our cultural celebration. We parade throughout Chinatown, performing our traditional Lion Dance and lighting firecrackers to bring good fortune and good luck to the local businesses in the community. In addition to the parades, we also share our tradition by performing at various locations throughout the Philadelphia area, such as shopping plazas, public parks, malls, and local schools, during the month of February as part of the Lunar New Year celebration.
Practice for Lion Dance begins the weekend after Labor Day and runs until Lunar New Year. It is open to anyone that wishes to learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join. We meet to discuss drumming, instruments, and lion dance basics. Harry Leong and Kung Fu Master Peter Louie teach us the basics of drumming and the drum beats of the dance. We also cover the movements of the lion, such as stalking and walking, as well as performance routines.
Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at 227 N 10th St.
Email email@example.com for details.
LION DANCE ROUTINES
Lion Dance is also performed as a celebration for special occasions such as weddings, banquets, grand openings, and cultural shows. The Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance troupe performs private and public events throughout the year at various venues. We use these opportunities to practice our learning skills and spend time bonding as a team.
Lion dancing is a cultural activity that all members participate in. In addition to keeping Philadelphia’s Asian American community close to its roots, it is our major fundraiser for our traveling sports teams (equipment, supplies, transportation, court fees, etc.). All funds go directly to team needs, and all members practice & perform this vital tradition to preserve the cultural importance & tradition of the lion dance.
LION DANCE LEADERS
Assistant Manager /
Graphic Designer / Troupe Lead