February 22, 1999
Photo by Alice Swartz.
To welcome the lunar year 4,697, Chans' Place in Woodinville hosted a Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 16 featuring a traditional Chinese lion dance. The lion, which is controlled by two dancers, is made of papier-mache, bamboo, colorful cloth, synthetic hair, and bells. The dance is believed to bring happiness and luck if it is well-performed.