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斗湖新春龍麟獅大會串
2014年正月二十六日(星期日)下午四時
斗湖大會堂上演

甲午年(2014)新春龍麒獅大會串節目表:

3:30pm:全體理事到場。
3:40pm:各龍麒獅團報到-大會堂集合。
4:00pm:大會串開始。醒獅團表演。武術表演。
5:30pm:貴賓蒞臨。
6:00pm:全體肅立,唱國,州歌。開幕典禮。貴賓聯合剪彩儀式。大會主席拿督楊志輝榮譽少校致歡迎詞。開幕嘉賓丹斯里拿督劉榮華準將主持擂鼓開幕禮。頒發感謝狀及津貼給各龍麒獅隊伍。
金龍團,
麒麟團,
醒獅團,
武術表演。
醒獅團表演。

9:00pm:散會,珍重再見。

 


Chinese New Year
 


Tawau Town, Sabah, Malaysia


The Chinese communities all over the world welcome the Year of the Horse with great fanfare, family reunions, dinners and traditional lion and unicorn dances performed from house to house.

Children and unmarried individuals receive packets of money known as ang pow wishing them good luck and prosperity.

Dragons, unicorns and lions come alive during this annual Chinese New Year.

Dance troupes will put on a dazzling display of agility, grace and choreography as we celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Chinese New Year is an annual celebration marking the start of the year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Chinese New Year always falls in the months of January or February.

Each Chinese New Year is represented by 1 of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac 2014 is the year of the Horse.

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and in pre-modern times it would signal to farmers in China that they must begin preparation for the sowing of their fields.

Chinese New Year celebration lasted 15 days and end by Chap Goh Mei.

Chap Goh Mei (the 15th Day of Chinese New Year), is still an important time for families to gather together again to end the Chinese New Year celebrations with a meal and more fireworks.

Chinese New Year is an annual celebration marking the start of the new year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Chinese New Year always falls in the months of January or February, and each Chinese New Year is represented by 1 of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac.

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, and in pre-modern times it would signal to farmers in China that they must begin preparation for the sowing of their fields.


Animal Branch Chinese New Year dates
鼠 Shǔ Rat 子 Zǐ 19 February 1996 7 February 2008 25 January 2020
牛 Ni Ox 丑 Chǒu 7 February 1997 26 January 2009 12 February 2021
虎 Hǔ Tiger 寅 Yn 28 January 1998 14 February 2010 1 February 2022
兔 T Rabbit 卯 Mǎo 16 February 1999 3 February 2011 22 January 2023
龍 Lng Dragon 辰 Chn 5 February 2000 23 January 2012 10 February 2024
蛇 Sh Snake 巳 S 24 January 2001 10 February 2013 29 January 2025
馬 Mǎ Horse 午 Wǔ 12 February 2002 31 January 2014 17 February 2026
羊 Yng Goat 未 Wi 1 February 2003 19 February 2015 6 February 2027
猴 Hu Monkey 申 Shēn 22 January 2004 8 February 2016 26 January 2028
雞 Jī Rooster 酉 Yǒu 9 February 2005 28 January 2017 13 February 2029
狗 Gǒu Dog 戌 Xū 29 January 2006 16 February 2018 3 February 2030
豬 Zhū Pig 亥 Hi 18 February 2007 5 February 2019 23 February 2031

CHINESE NEW YEAR IN TAWAU

消災延壽常歡慶
増福進德大地春


步步高昇 Onward and upward

財路興旺 Thriving Source of wealth

東成西就 Success in multi achievements

成就理想 Great Accomplishments

美麗健康 Beautiful and healthy

相親相愛 Loving each other

增福增慧 Increasing in Blessing and Wisdom

圓滿幸福 Satisfactorily and happiness

 



四海同春
斗湖新春龍麒獅大會串


Lion Dance in Malaysia
Lion dance involve two dancers one positioned at the front to steer the head and the other one behind to control the body area. Both dancers will move in a motion imitating a lion in accordance to the beating of drums and the clashing of cymbals.

Lion is believed to be the custodian or protector in many of the Chinese traditions, the Dance of Lion is very popular and is regarded as the ancestral dance among the Chinese dating way back to a thousand years ago.

Lion dance normally signifies the surrounding environment. Thus, such dance is normally performed as a ritual to remove bad or evil spirits and at the same time, for blessing and luck.


Lion Dance in Malaysia
Onlookers crowded around the lion dance troupes to enjoy the spectacular shows.
Accompanied by the thunderous roar of drums and cymbals, the two lions amazed the audience with their showmanship and acrobatic movements.

During the show, the God of Prosperity was also seen handing out sweets to guests. The handing over of offerings consisting of lettuce leaves, mandarin oranges and pomelo was the final act.

 


Dragon Dance in Malaysia
斗湖普照寺醒狮团、潮州公会、沙巴武术协会斗湖, 福建会馆京狮团、客家公会麒麟团、斗湖佛教会醒狮团和巴中校友会金龙
 


Lion Dance in Malaysia
The burning of special joss sticks for prosperity.
Photo shows a Lion Dance Troupe leader praying with joss sticks in the temple for blessing, protection and prosperity.
 




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