If you are in Hong Kong on 2-4 October when the city is celebrating mid-autumn festival, you may want to go see a century old festival event – the Fire Dragon Dance – in Tai Hang, Causeway Bay.
The Fire Dragon Dance draws a large crowd each year. So do expect that it will be packed.
According to the legend, Tai Hang, once a village, was struck by a plague. The plague disappeared after a fire dragon dance was performed. Since then, Fire Dragon Dance has become a tradition, not only in Tai Hang, but also of Hong Kong.
The “Dragon” will be covered by burning incense, making it like a fire dragon, thereby the name Fire Dragon Dance.
Here’s the detail:
Date: 2-4 October 2009
Place: Tai Hang, Causeway Bay
Direction: Tin Hau MTR Exit A1
Here’s the map showing how to get there.