|The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance begins|
According to local legend, a typhoon and the subsequent cholera outbreak wreaked havoc on the fishing village of Tai Hang over a century ago. A soothsayer decreed the only way to end the plague was to appease the gods and perform a fire dragon dance.
Apparently it worked and Tai Hang has continued the tradition of the Fire Dragon Dance every year since. It's near pandemonium, but absolute fun!
|Young girls dress up and carry pretty lanterns|
|The drumming is deafening, perhaps to wake the Fire Dragon?|
|The formidable Fire Dragon|
|The 220-foot long Fire Dragon dances its way through Tai Hang|
|The Fire Dragon's tail is filled with incense sticks for good luck|
|Fire Dragon dancers hard at work|
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! How will YOU celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival???
© Connie Hum 2011