Over the past two days, several emotional clips have been posted on social networks about a “special” lion dance team, in which the lion’s head is made from newspaper by soldiers at the border guard station, and the lion’s tail is made from old raincoats. Has been.
And the lion dancers are also border guards, yet they bring laughter to children in particularly tough places in Nam Giang district, Quảng Nam border area.
On the morning of September 29, at La Ei-Cho Chun Intercommune Kindergarten in the Vietnam-Laos border area, hundreds of children from the Ko Tu and Ta Rieng ethnic groups welcomed the Mid-Autumn Festival in a Mid-Autumn Festival entertainment festival. With candy..
Many children were surprised when they saw for the first time a special lion dance performance by soldiers from La Ea Border Guard Station, which left them laughing.
The lion’s head is made of bamboo and newspaper, the lion’s tail is made from old raincoats, and the lion and lion dancers are performed by border guards wearing army uniforms.
For many children, it is seeing unicorn and lion with interesting dance for the first time in their life.
To get this unicorn, for the past few days, soldiers of the unit have been diligently making it from available items like raincoats, helmets, books, newspapers and cardboard, then painting and decorating it beautifully. And a very “homely” lion dance was performed by the soldiers.
When the team of lions entered the school some of the students were scared because they had seen the lion’s head for the first time, some of them cried, but many laughed excitedly. After being consoled by their teachers, the children gradually became familiar with the image of the border guard unicorn.
Lt. Col. Le Hue Bay, head of the La Ea Border Guard Station, said that every year during the Mid-Autumn Festival, border guards and soldiers cooperate with the La Ea Commune Youth Union to organize a Mid-Autumn Festival entertainment program for children at the border. Coordinate with. Area. gender.
Every year only candy is distributed, there is no lion dance. But this year, the young soldiers at the station came up with the idea of dancing with lion heads to serve the children. “If we hired a unicorn to dance, it would cost money, so the soldiers at the new station said that in the past, they knew how to make unicorn heads, so they did it themselves, making a frame. “Cutting paper, pasting it, coloring it, and using the unicorn’s tail to make a raincoat. Old,” said Lt. Col. Bay.
In addition to performing in kindergartens, this border guard troupe also dances for the people in the La E Commune Committee yard. Lieutenant Colonel Bey said that when the special lion team of the border guards performed, many children and people here said that this year the lion dance has taken place for the first time in the border area.
“We want to help children in border areas celebrate a warm and meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival. For a long time, when children celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, they only have candy and can’t watch the lion dance They get to do what they only do. Watching on TV. We border guards were also happy to see the kids excited and interested,” said Lt Col Bay.
The round eyes and joyful smiles of the children who were watching the lion dance for the first time in real life also touched many people.