Mid-Autumn Festival - the Pok Fu Lam Fire Dragon Dance
On the evening of Mid-Autumn Festival (the 15th day of the eighth lunar month), a fire dragon dance event is held at Pok Fu Lam Village. Dozens of athletic men dance with the fire dragon on a parade that runs through the streets and lanes in the village to pray for well-being and peace. The century-old event comprises crafting of the dragon, consecration, dancing and sending the fire dragon to the sea. With participation in every part from members of the community, the fire dragon dance serves the function of strengthening community ties.