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My 2012 Mid-Autumn Festival :
Late in the 1880 Mid-Autumn Festival, on the eve of a typhoon in Tai Hang Village, a big python ate all the livestocks and was killed by the villagers. The next day, after the storm, the body of the big python missing. A plague then followed and a number of villagers died.
At that time, a priest said this big python was originally the son of the Sea Dragon King, and therefore he lowering the epidemic to punish the village as a revenge of his child being killed.
An old man from the village claiming to have a dream from the gods told him how to save the village. The method is that the Sea Dragon King are most afraid of fire because water can put off fire. Therefore, A Fire Dragon Dance was held for three consecutive nights in the Mid-Autumn Festival, that is, the Lunar August 14 to 16. This practice still exist nowadays.