Moortec would like to wish all it’s customers and colleagues in China a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year.

This weekend in Exeter a dragon wound its way through the streets as the performers used traditional drums and costumes to create a vivid display of noise and colour. Even though it is over 5000 miles away, these local festivities bought a little piece of China to the city.

The traditional Lion Dance seen at Chinese New Year originates from the legend of the man eating monster known as Nian. The Dragon Dance is also performed at New Year to scare away evil spirits.

2016 is a year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar and starts on the 8th of February (Chinese New Year), and ends on the 27th January 2017 (Chinese New Year’s Eve).

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