Month: October 2017

October 4, 2017 Pete Walker

Earlier today I witnessed the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Festival where a 67-metre (220-foot) long dragon snakes around the network of narrow paths in the historic Tai Hang area of Hong Kong. The dragon is made of thousands of burning incense sticks and is a tradition that started in around 1880 when Tai Hang Was still a coastal fishing village and it keeps plague away from the village.

Although, Tai Hang is no longer a fishing village under threat of plague the traditional still continues for each September/October around the time of the mid-autumn festival.

Below are my images from this evening, try to look out for the Art Garfunkel lookalike in the crowd and the minor HK celebrity busy with a selfie.