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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Mid-Autumn Festival – the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance has been selected by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism as a remarkable example of the Government’s efforts to safeguard and promote Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage (ICH).

The decision was made after the ministry launched a nation-wide exercise to select outstanding ICH items based on criteria adopted by UNESCO.

Among 347 nominations, the Mid-Autumn Festival – the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance was awarded as one of 50 items showcasing a good safeguarding practice.

As one of the most iconic festive events in Hong Kong, the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance was inscribed onto the third national ICH list in 2011.

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department’s ICH Office regularly holds workshops, exhibitions and talks to publicise the fire dragon dance and its crafting techniques. 

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News