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Tai Hang Fire Dragon

 

When the people of Tai Hang village miraculously stopped a plague with a fire dragon dance in the 19th century, they inadvertently launched a tradition that has since become part of China’s official intangible cultural heritage.

 

Tai Hang may no longer be a village, but its locals still recreate the fiery ancient ritual today with a whopping 300 performers, 72,000 incense sticks and a 67-metre dragon. The head of this beast alone weighs 48kg, so it’s not a creature to be taken lightly! The commemorative performance wends its way in fire, smoke and festive fury through the backstreets of Tai Hang over three moon-fuelled days. It will also snake into the Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival in Victoria Park during the festival.

 

 

Source: www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/events-festivals/high...

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Taken on September 20, 2013