|Barongsai Attraction In Karimun|
Arts of Lion Dance or ''barongsai'' who played the young Vihara Sasana Diepa enliven the celebration of Chinese New Year 2562 in the District Meral, Karimun regency, Riau Islands Province on Friday.
Unity Youth Vihara Sasana Diepa deploying two lion dance for skill performance along A Yani Street, Meral. The two lion dance, each of which played two boys skipping drum beat accompanied by the typical Chinese.
The players matching motion lion dance show and balance the body high. Stunning performances that make the people who pass stopped so that jammed the highway.
Each lion dance one by one entering the shop houses located on both sides of the road. Inside the house, lion dance again next show of skill and prayed prostrate before the altar of worship.
After that, the lion dance shop and walked back out the front door when the player jumped into the front of the defender's shoulder to reach angpau (red envelope) that hung from the ceiling shop. Each lion dance out of the house or shop, residents whose homes were visited directly tied firecrackers rang the shop front.
Ahwan, administrators say Diepa Vihara Sasana, lion dance performances are held to enliven the Chinese New Year.
''We took to the streets to entertain the residents. This year we lose two lion dance just because a lot of players who play outside the region,''he said.
In addition to entertaining people, he added, barongsai visit to the home or shop aims to offer prayers for the residents receive the abundant blessings and sustenance in rabbits.
''Barongsai admission that the time out to walk backwards. The goal for cheap sustenance inhabitants,''he said.
Aseng, one resident who his shop visited barongsai said the presence of lion dance into a house believed to bring good fortune.
''After Barongsai out of we shop, directly firecrackers sounded that aims to repel dirt and demons that came out with the Barongsai,''he said.