For over 2,000 years, dragon dances have been performed in China and are believed to bring good luck

China has some of the most beautiful traditions in the world and dragon dances are definitely one of them. The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year because Chinese dragons are a cultural symbol and they are believed to bring good fortune. The length of the dance is thought to be correlated to the amount of good fortune brought to the community. So if the dragon dances for a longer period of time, then the community believes that more luck is bestowed upon them.