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Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

One of the highlights of the Mid-Autumn Festival’s city-wide celebrations, the fire dragon dance, which traces its roots to the

19th century when villagers in Hong Kong warded off an epidemic of maladies and diseases with the help of the dancing fire dragon, is a revered tradition and one of the city’s unique cultural icons. The best known of these is the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, which features nearly three hundred performers manning the 67-metre dancing dragon to form a variety of movements, visually enhanced by the burning of over 24,000 incense sticks per night.

The event, which has been named to China’s third national list of intangible cultural heritage takes place from 23 to 25 September in Tai Hang, Causeway Bay (best vantage point – Wun Sha Street) starting around 8:15pm each evening. A second show at 10:45pm on 24 September only winds its way from Tai Hang to the Urban Mid-Autumn Carnival in Victoria Park. Be sure to join the crowd and dance with the dragon to celebrate this beloved tradition.

 

Tai Hang, Causeway Bay ;See details on DiscoverHongkong.com

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