Jamul Casino gifts new dragon to Southern Sea Dragon and Lion Dance
Source: Jamul Casino
February 7, 2024 (Jamul) -- On Saturday, Feb. 3, Jamul Casino celebrated Lunar New Year with a traditional dance and procession through the casino floor, along with a special gift to further honor the tradition of lion and dragon dancing. President and General Manager Mary Cheeks kicked off the evening’s festivities by presenting a new dragon costume to Southern Sea Dragon and Lion Dance, one of San Diego’s most reputable Southern lion dancing groups, at JIVe Lounge.
Cheeks also participated in a traditional eye dotting ceremony that symbolizes the awakening of the dragon to bring protection, good luck, health and prosperity in the coming months.
“Lunar New Year is such an exciting time for the community as it symbolizes abundance and togetherness,” says Cheeks. “We are proud to continue supporting Southern Sea Dragon and Lion Dance as we both share the importance of cultural preservation.”
Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a special Lunar New Year dance throughout the casino accompanied by traditional drum, cymbal and gong music.
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