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Talk – Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Date : 28 May 2016 (Saturday)
 
Time : 2:30 – 4:30 pm
 
Place : Lecture Room, Sam Tung Uk Museum (2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, New Territories)
 
Speaker : Prof. Liu Tik Sang (The Director of the South China Research Center,  HKUST and Associate Professor in the Division of Humanities, HKUST)
 
Language : Cantonese
 
     

Organisers: Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, Joint Association of Traditional Dragon-Boats in Tai O, Hong Kong and South China Research Center, HKUST 

The Tai O dragon boat water parade, a religious activity with more than 100 years of history, is held every year during the Dragon Boat Festival by three fishermen's associations, namely Pa Teng Hong, Sin Yu Hong and Hop Sum Tong. The deity statues from temples in Tai O are put on sacred sampans towed by the dragon boats to parade through Tai O's waters to pacify the wandering water ghosts. This local tradition was inscribed onto the third national list of intangible cultural heritage of China in 2011.

 

"Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade" Observation Activity

Date : 9 June 2016 (Thursday)
 
Time : 8:45 am – 1:00 pm (stay in Tai O)
 
Place :

Tai O

Assembly Time and Place

7:15 am at the roundabout of the Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui OR 7:55 am at the parking area outside Exit A of Tung Chung MTR Station (Please be on time, as latecomers will miss the group's departure) 

Dismissal Time and Place : around 2:30 pm at the roundabout of the Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui
 
Language : Cantonese
 
     

Organisers : Joint Association of Traditional Dragon-Boats in Tai O, Hong Kong and South China Research Center, HKUST
With Support of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office

In association with the above talk, an observation activity will be held on the day of Dragon Boat Festival. Participants will be invited to observe the dragon boat parade in stilt houses, which is a good opportunity to meet and have dialogues with the local residents. (Docent service will not be provided in the stilt house.)

Collage of Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade photos

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