/ Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance
Timeline: Since 1880
The Tai Hang Fire Dragon dance can be dated back to the year 1880. Tai Hang was originally a Hakka village. Villagers discovered a snake after a typhoon disaster. Legend has it that a plague broke out afterward and caused a many lives. Village elders later received Buddha’s message in a dream, asking them to parade the fire dragon through the village and let off firecrackers on the evening of the Mid Autumn festival. The plague ended after the event. From then on, the villagers have performed a three-day fire dragon dance every Mid Autumn to pray for blessing.
Total length of the fire dragon is 220 feet. There are 32 sections in addition to the dragon head and the dragon tail. Every section is propped up by a bamboo pole. People use their hands to move the bamboo poles to facilitate the dancing. With the longevity fragrant fire, the fire dragon is shining with glimmers. In addition, there are all kinds of paper ritual object, lantern and dragon tablet parades accompanied by Chinese drum and music, making the entire fire dragon dance parade utmost spectacular.
The masters are making the Fire Dragon
The Fire Dragon Dance
The Fire Dragon Dance Seminar Recording