ORIGINS.

The origin of Fire Dragon Dance can be traced to over hundred years ago in Tai Hang, in Hong Kong. After suffering from a storm, the people of Pok Fu Lam Village were attacked by a snake that destroyed the village's peace. The villagers caught and killed the snake but in the days following the snake's death, plague broke out in Tai Hang. In a dream, Buddha appeared before an elderly villager and told him to hold the Fire Dragon Dance to drive away the plague. This succeeded and people began to believe that the Fire Dragon Dance could drive away bad luck and disease. Thus began the tradition of the Fire Dragon. The Fire Dragon Dance is the main activity of the Mid-Autumn celebration in Pok Fu Lam, and is a traditional custom of the Hakka ethnic group from China.

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