NewYearinLingnan The Sugar Lion Competition is a traditional annual custom in Houlong Township, Fengtang Town, Chao'an District, Chaozhou City. Every year on the first day of the second month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the residents of Houlong Township design and create unique offerings of "sugar lions" to pray for a good harvest in the coming year and the safety of the community.
Let's learn how the majestic sugar lion is born! First, knead flour and maltose until they stick together, then paste stripes to form a lion image, and match colors at the same time, finally color the lion.
The old man in the community introduced that the color of the sugar lion is based on the ancient shape; you can paint as you like without breaking away from reality. There is no fixed and uniform color for the lions any year.
After the competition, the "sugar lions" are smashed and distributed to every household for tasting, commonly known as "eating fun", which means a safe and smooth new year.
Sugar Lions are crunchy and sweet, which is the taste of their hometown in the memory of the Houlong people. It is the link between nostalgia and family affection. It also expresses everyone's expectations and yearning for a better life.