The “lion guide” prepares both the lion — and the dragon — before the start of the Chinese lunar New Year parade in Davao city’s Chinatown. (davaotoday.com photo by Jonald Mahinay)
Complete with streamers and red t-shirts Chinese Filipinos in Davao Chinatown gamely join the parade. (davaotoday.com photo by Jonald Mahinay)
According to Chinese folklore, the dragon is a benevolent creature associated with wisdom and long life. (davaotoday.com photo by Jonald Mahinay)
The Chinese believe that the lion and the dragon will chase away evil spirits and usher in good luck. During the Chinese New Year, they are expected to chase away the blues and put on a great show. (davaotoday.com photo by Jonald Mahinay)
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