Tai Hang is not the only place to watch fire dragon dancing during the Mid-Autumn Festival, there are fire dragon dance performances in Aberdeen and Pok Fu Lam Village as well. Five small fire dragons will dance around Aberdeen, and form a larger dragon parade which will dance its way to Pok Fu Lam Village.
The fire dragon dance in Pok Fu Lam Village has a history spanning more than 100 years and is the key event of the village. On the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, the public will be able to join in the event by putting incense sticks into the dragon body to pray for good health and fortune. At the same time, they can appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the fire dragons up close and enjoy their graceful dance with the dazzling lights of ten thousand incense sticks.
On that night, the fire dragons will parade around Aberdeen and Pok Fu Lam Village in the form of “Seven Stars Accompanying the Moon”. Five small fire dragons will parade around Aberdeen first where they will be accompanied by the traditional lantern teams making up of children and young people, before moving on to Aberdeen Promenade. The remaining two smaller fire dragons will dance around Pok Fu Lam Village, paying homage at the Earth God altar and the Li Ling Divine pagoda to pray for good fortune and health.
At the same time, the large fire dragon dancing at the entrance of the village and bristling with burning incense sticks, will parade along Pok Fu Lam Road, and then join the two smaller fire dragons. After adding more incense sticks, the three fire dragons will go to Wah Fu Estate to join with the other five fire dragons. Finally, all eight fire dragons will dance twice in circles before going to Waterfall Bay Park together, where they will plunge into the sea to symbolise the dragons’ return to the sea.
Date: 19 September 2013
Time: 7pm-10pm, Pok Fu Lam Village; 8pm-9:45pm, Aberdeen; 10pm-11:30pm, Pok Fu Lam Road, Wah Fu Estate, Waterfall Bay Park
Venue: Pok Fu Lam Village, 7pm-10pm; Aberdeen, 8pm-9:45pm; Pok Fu Lam Road, Wah Fu Estate, Waterfall Bay Park, 10pm-11:30pm
Admission: Free viewing