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"Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade" Observation Activity

Organised by:
Joint Association of Traditional Dragon-Boats in Tai O 

South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Supported by:
Intangible Cultural Heritage Office

With more than 100 years of history, the Tai O dragon boat water parade 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 are put on sacred sampans towed by the dragon boats to parade through Tai O's waters to invoke blessings for well-being and peace.

Participants who joined the activity can observe the dragon boat parade in stilt houses with the local residents on the day of Dragon Boat Festival and enjoy this local tradition which was inscribed onto the national list of intangible cultural heritage. (Docent service will not be provided.)


Date

  18 June 2018 (Monday)

Time

  8:45 am – 1:00 pm (stay in Tai O)

Venue

  Tai O

Assembly Time / Venue

  7:15 am / Roundabout of the Hong Kong Science Museum (2 Science Museum Road, Tsim
  Sha Tsui East) OR
  7:45 am / Parking area outside Exit A of Tung Chung MTR Station

  Please be on time, as latecomers will miss the group's departure.

Dismissal Time / Venue

  Around 2:30 pm/ Roundabout of the Hong Kong Science Museum

Enrolment

  A maximum of 150 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call
  South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at
  2358 8939 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, except public
  holidays).


"Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade" Observation Activity

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