1. Directors of Hotel Excelsior, their family and staff wish one and all Gong Xi Fa Cai

1. Directors of Hotel Excelsior, their family and staff wish one and all Gong Xi Fa Cai

On the auspicious day of 人日 (Yan Yat in Cantonese) observed on the seventh day of the Lunar New Year, which fell on 3rd Feb this year, Hotel Excelsior in Ipoh invited three ferocious “lions” to perform an energetic acrobatic dance to usher in the Year of the Rooster.

2. lion dance performance at Hotel Excelsior

2. lion dance performance at Hotel Excelsior

3. the pair of lions bless the reception counter for a better year ahead

3. the pair of lions bless the reception counter for a better year ahead

Amidst thumping of the drum and clashing of cymbals, a 108-foot long firecracker was lighted up, giving new meaning to “making a loud entrance into the New Year”.

4. pay homage to the

4. pay homage to the “Datuk”

 5. a shower of lettuce to signify blessings

5. a shower of lettuce to signify blessings

A pair of lions visited the different sections of the hotel to shower blessings for improved business in the year ahead.

6. hotel owners receive blessings from the lions

6. hotel owners receive blessings from the lions

7. group photo

7. group photo

Chinese New Year is traditionally a season to celebrate togetherness among family and friends. At Hotel Excelsior, the directors spent time with their staff, in a most meaningful way, as the God of Prosperity paid a visit and greeted everyone with “Gong Xi Fa Cai”.

8. acrobatic lion dance

8. acrobatic lion dance

9. mandarin oranges are tossed by the lions to signify a blessing of prosperity

9. mandarin oranges are tossed by the lions to signify a blessing of prosperity

Meanwhile, in front of the hotel, the three lions performed acrobatic stunts to the delight of hotel guests and members of the public, who clapped and cheered appreciatively with every heart-stopping movement on the stilts.

10. now is the time for angpows

10. now is the time for angpows

 11. an appreciative crowd

11. an appreciative crowd

Sharing with you are some photos taken at the event yesterday morning.

12. pet the lion from head to tail for good fortune

12. pet the lion from head to tail for good fortune

13. group photo with the God of Prosperity

13. group photo with the God of Prosperity

Event: Lunar New Year Celebration
Venue: Hotel Excelsior Ipoh
Date: 3rd Feb, 2017
Time: 10am

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