Lion Dance a roaring success but do help Leo the Lion

The Lion Dance

OCEAN VILLAGE in Gibraltar celebrated Lunar New Year with a special event which attracted hundreds of local people and tourists to see lion dances, Kung Fu demonstrations and Tai Chi displays organised by the Gibraltar Chinese Association.

Chinese New Year is China’s most important traditional festival and is celebrated across much of Asia and in parts of Europe and the USA where there is a large ethnic Chinese population.

2017 is the Year of the Rooster and is considered to be a Fire year and those Roosters born in 1957 which include Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Donny Osmond and Jools Holland are said to be trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work.

As the Lion Dance is such an important part of the celebration for millions around the world, spare a thought at this time for little Leo Bermejo, also known as Leo the Lion whose family from Almeria are desperately trying to raise money so that he can undergo life-saving treatment in the USA.

Read more about Leo’s plight on the various Euro Weekly News articles on this website join with thousands of others at and donate even a little to his appeal at the fundraising page:

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


    • JBuxton

      07 February 2017 • 10:16

      Well done to the Chinese Association and Ocean Village for organising Such a fantastic event


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