This is a pair of Traditional Chinese Lion Dance lion costumes. I taught three of my classmates how to do a lion dance routine so that we could perform at the Language Festival here at OSU. It was quite the learning experience for me as I had to teach my classmates who had no idea what this was in 4 days time. However, despite the time crunch we performed spectacularly! It was a true pleasure to share a bit of my culture with others. The story behind the lion dance is that every new years day, monsters and ghosts would return and haunt everybody. The lion dance was a means to scare off the monsters and ghosts so that they would not come back for another year. Among all of the fun events I have gone to, I think this one trumps them all. Teaching others is an amazing thing.