China is the most populous country in the world. Wherever there are Chinese people, there are "dragons" regarded as mascots.
For over 2,000 years, the dragon has turned from a symbol of deity, emperor and imperial power into a symbol of the rising Chinese nation.
The Dragon Dance, accordingly, has been elevated from asking for God and rain to expressing people's courage, pride and wisdom.
The Dragon Dance has diversified models and forms. The dragon is a totem of the Chinese nation.
The farming tribes worship it very much. People think dragons can make clouds and bring them rain.