The 20th annual Chinese New Year celebration took place at Volumes of Pleasure in Los Osos.
The Cal Poly Lion Dance Team performed a blessing ritual dating back centuries that is believed to bring good fortune to the store and the Los Osos community.
According to the Chinese calendar, 2023 in the Year of the Rabbit. In Chinese culture, water represents longevity, peace, and prosperity while the rabbit reflects elegance, beauty, cleverness, quietude and good energy. Together they predict a year of quiet contemplation, an excellent time to strengthen bonds with loved ones.
The performance also included taiko drummers and two traditional lion dance dragons.
Photos by Dean Sullivan