Today is the day the shishimai, that is the lion or to be more exact the lion dancer, and the kingly beast's retinue of musicians and money collectors make the rounds across Temple Valley. For a small donation they will stop by your house or place of business and do a little jig that will help usher in a happy and healthy New Year. They say if you let the lion bite your head you will gain wisdom beyond compare. I wouldn't know for sure though, I've never been so much as nibbled.
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