The "Lion Dance" is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which the performers mimic a lion's movements in a lion costume. In a lion dance, the performers' faces are covered and they are inside the lion. During the Chinese New Year, lion dancer troupes from the Chinese martial art Schools, Schools or Associations will visit the houses, shops or offices to perform the traditional custom of "cai ching" literally means "pluscking the greens", a quest by the "lion" to pluck the auspicious green normally 'vegetables' like lettuce which in Chinese called "cai" that sound like "cai" (fortune) and auspicious fruit like oranges are tied to a "Red Envelope" containing money; either hang highly or on a table. The "lion" will dance and approach the "green" and "red envelope" like a curious cat, to "eat the green" and "spit" it out in a nice arrangement, like an auspicious character and keeps the "red envelope".
The Lion Dance is believed to chase away eveil spirits and bring good luck and fortune to the business and household the troupe is rewarded with the "red envelope" which contains some cash.