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The fire dragon that takes over the streets of Hong Kong once a year

Updated: Jan 25, 2022



I was in the middle of Tai Hang when the fire dragon took hold.


For three nights during the Mid-Autumn Festival, this normally quiet neighborhood in Hong Kong erupts into a frenzy. Crowds of spectators pack this tiny street to watch 300 men parade around a straw dragon adorned with 24,000 slow-burning incense sticks, while performers bang on drums and gongs.




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