Mid-Autumn 2023: Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Back in HK
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Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Returns to Hong Kong After Four Years

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Returns to Hong Kong After Four Years Photo by Website/Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance will dazzle Hong Kongers and visitors again as the annual festival is set to return to the city after a four-year pause.

To be held in Tai Hang, Causeway Bay, the much-awaited dance festival will run for three nights, from Sept. 28 to 29 at 8:15 PM to 10:30 PM, and Sept. 30 at 8:15 to 10 PM for the final show.

The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance is one of the highlights of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Hong Kong. Paraded along Tai Hang, the giant, 67-metre-long dragon is bedecked with more than 10,000 burning sticks from head to tail, and is carried by hundreds of people.

The procession starts at the Lin Ka Fung Temple, before combing through the streets of the Tai Hang neighbourhood. This is one of the biggest dragon dances in Hong Kong in observance of the Mid-Autum Festival and a welcome return after multiple cancellations due to the pandemic.

According to beliefs, the dance originated in the 19th century to tackle a plague that had beleaguered a village in Tai Hang.

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