Red and Gold lanterns attract Yang Chi and Money Luck in this auspicious foyer.
Te Dragon is sitting on the water flying to the
heavens. Tis was designed because the Water Dragon is in charge of natural disasters related to water such as tsunami, heavy rain, heavy snow and water flooding. We placed a large pot of crystals in front of the Dragon, as earth is the wealth element in 2012 and the Dragon will breath smoke and fire to produce wealth luck for everybody. For better wealth luck, the Dragon also brings nine gold coins. If you have any major project, you should make sure to choose an auspicious date and hour for installation; this will help remove obstacles. Te Palazzo Hotel needs to take down some walls to move this Dragon into the Atrium Garden. On the first day of Chinese New Year, we chose an auspicious hour to begin the Dragon and Lion dance with firecrackers from the main entrance of Venetian Hotel passing through to the casino and onto the Atrium Garden. Te Dragon and Lion dance circled the Water Dragon three times for blessing. Before the Dragon dance started, Mr. Sheldon Adelson – Chairman of Sands Hotels and his wife Dr Miriam Adelson performed the eye-painting ceremony for the dance. It is always very auspicious for everyone to invite a lion dance to bring good energy for the coming New Year and to get rid of any bad energy lingering from the previous year. What is the eye-painting ceremony for the Lion or Dragon Dance? Well, this is usually performed by the
host or your VIP guest, who paints cinnabar mixed with white wine on the eyes of the lion or dragon, then dots the forehead of the Lion or Dragon. Te meaning is to wake up the Lion or Dragon. Celine Dion performed the eye painting ceremony during Chinese New Year at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. You can view it on YouTube. We only have one school performing Lion and Dragon dances in Las Vegas; Sifu Steve follows Tibetan Buddha practice and he likes to blow a conch shell before the dance. Te conch shell is one of the eight auspicious instruments in Tibetan Buddhism. On the first day of Chinese New Year, Mr. & Mrs.
Sheldon Adelson donated 10 million US dollars to Winning our Future; it is excellent to make a donation to a good cause during the New Year. Tis will help create good karma for us. Please try to visit the Tao temple to worship the Tai
Sui of the year or visit the Zodiac of the Year (Dragon in 2012) for blessings, this will also help remove your obstacles during the year, especially for persons born in the year of the Dog and Dragon.