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Hong Kong Digital Vision: Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance :: Photoblog in Hong Kong


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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

Event: Fire Dragon Dance at Tai Hang (大坑舞火龍)
Date: 19 Sept., 2005
Place: Tai Hang, Causeway Bay

Filed Under : customs



Quoted from Discover Hong kong website:

"Over a century ago, Tai Hang was a village whose inhabitants lived off of farming and fishing. A few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival a typhoon and then a plague wreaked havoc on the village. While the villagers were repairing the damage, a python entered the village and ate their livestock. According to some villagers, the python was the son of the Dragon King. The only way to stop the havoc which had beset their village was to dance a fire dance for three days and nights during the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. The villagers made a big fire dragon of straw and stuck incense into the dragon. They lit firecrackers. They danced for three days and three nights and the plague disappeared."









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