Chowman welcomes the advent of the Chinese New Year in grandeur. With a gala celebration at 99 Ballygunge for the first time ever takes a league ahead with an exclusive Traditional Dragon Dance to enhance the auspicious occasion with the rhythmic beats of drums, the clang of cymbals, and the mesmerizing movements of the mythical dragon.
The Dragon Dance remains the palpable sense of excitement and anticipation as the Lunar New Year approaches. Among the myriad of traditions and festivities that mark this auspicious occasion, one stands out in its grandeur and symbolism the Dragon Dance. Chowman celebrated Chinese New Year with the presence of the symbolic holy Dragon.
Chowman made it very evident that Chinese New Year was around the corner and became the first to invite the Dragon to bless the restaurant. Originating from ancient China, the dragon holds a special place in Chinese culture, symbolizing power, strength, and good fortune. It is believed that performing the dragon dance brings prosperity and wards off evil spirits, making it an integral part of Chinese New Year celebrations.
It all began with the traditional Dragon Dance featuring two dragons that performed the dance along with blessing the MD Chowman Mr Debaditya Chaudhury and presenting him with a fruit basket that symbolizes wealth and prosperity. The Dragon performance intrigued all the people on the streets to stand and be a part of the celebration.  Accompanied by the rhythmic beats of drums, cymbals, and gongs, the dragon comes to life, snaking its way through the streets in a mesmerizing display of agility and coordination. The performers inside the dragon costume move in perfect harmony, their movements synchronized to create the illusion of a single, majestic creature.

For spectators, watching the dragon dance is a feast for the senses—a visual symphony of colors and movement, accompanied by the pulsating rhythm of traditional music. It’s a moment of shared joy and celebration, where people of all ages come together to marvel at the magic unfolding before their eyes.

As the Lunar New Year approaches each year, the dragon dance serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of tradition and the timeless beauty of cultural heritage. In its graceful movements and mythical symbolism, it embodies the spirit of hope, prosperity, and joy that accompanies the dawn of a new year.