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Lion Dance at Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel
January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel will officially welcome the arrival of the year of the Rabbit with the awakening of the lion performances on Jan. 27 at 5 p.m.
Hotel guests will gather to watch the colorful Chinese New Year festivities and to celebrate auspicious new beginnings. On Friday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m., Adora Manalo, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, Lisa Yarborough-Gauthier, Mayor of East Palo Alto, Jeff Liu, Acting Chief of Police at East Palo Alto, and Michelle Goudeaux, Director of Property Management-University Circle, will officiate the lion eye-dotting ceremony to celebrate the start of a prosperous new year ahead.
Over a dozen energetic lion dance performers, trained to the renowned Yau Kung Moon discipline, will dance to the beat of gongs and drums, while weaving their way through the Hotel’s courtyard and march down the palm-treed front drive, dancing around the fountain, and marching towards the Hotel’s entrance. With strength, gracefulness and speed, the lions shall perform stunts to collect lettuce, a symbol of wealth and good luck, sharing blessings of good fortune and luck with guests.
“The team at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley and I send our warmest wishes to all those who will be celebrating the Lunar New Year this year on Jan. 22, 2023.,” says Manalo. “Here in the Bay Area and around the world, people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent will welcome the Year of the Rabbit. In the Chinese culture, the rabbit is known to be the luckiest out of all the twelve animals. It symbolizes mercy, elegance, and beauty – attributes that I hope will continue to guide us as we work towards serving our guests and the community.”
To learn more, visit www.fourseasons.com/siliconvalley/.