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Every Mid-Autumn Festival, the quaint neighbourhood of Tai Hang comes alive as a glowing dragon — carried by over 300 performers — dances through the streets for three nights. This fascinating tradition of Hong Kong dates back to the 19th century, when residents of the then small Hakka village combated a plague with a fire dragon dance, accompanied by roaring gongs and drums. Today, the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance is officially listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage, and continues to attract crowds for the blazing spectacle each year.

16-18 September 2024
Tai Hang, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
(Best vantage point: Wun Sha Street)
Free Viewing
Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association

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