Crowds watch traditional CBD blessings

QUEEN Street was abuzz with activity this morning when the Central Victorian Lion Team dropped in to Bendigo Real Estate.

Two lions entered the business and showed off their acrobatic skills, dancing to the beat of a drum.

The colourful show was all part of the Chinese New Year celebrations and was a traditional CBD shop blessing designed to help wish Bendigo businesses a new year full of wealth and prosperity.

The Central Victorian Lion Team started its blessings in Hargreaves Mall at 9.30am and drew plenty of attention from shoppers as they visited various businesses.

Bendigo resident Penny Lane and her three children stopped outside Bendigo Real Estate to watch the blessing.

"It's really, really good," she said.

"The kids are loving it."

Another shopper described the performance as "just beautiful".

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