Festive lights and the Fire Dragon
Global celebrations earlier this month for the Mid-Autumn Festival featured a lot of fanfare, and Hong Kong hosted much of it. The well-attended Lantern Wonderland attraction in Victoria Park included the “Rising Moon” centerpiece display, a spherical structure containing thousands of recycled plastic bottles illuminated by light effects that imitate moon phases. Meanwhile, the three-day Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance took place in Causeway Bay. The tradition features a straw dragon with incense sticks spanning about 218 feet. According to a centuries-old legend, it’s a performance that keeps the plague away by appeasing the son of the Dragon King.