Dragon Dance is a traditional dance and performance in China and you will find it quite often in a festive celebration. Especially in Hong Kong, Dragon Dance and Lion Dance are very popularly used in either the opening of a business such as restaurants, shops, companies, also on important events and festivals as Chinese New Year or Mid-Autumn Day.
This year is the 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong SAR Establishment and from 1st of July Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will turn to 15. Besides the celebrations we have reported, e.g. Fireworks Display over Victoria Harbour (1st of July), Dragon Boat Race Competitions (mainly on 23rd of June) as well as the International Military Tattoo Performance (22nd-24th of June), you also have chance to enjoy the traditional dragon dance parade as part of the celebration.
On 30th of June 2012 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, a large dragon dance parade will be performed from Victoria Park to the Hong Kong Stadium in Causeway Bay. Groups from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau will join this large event and bring you an impressive traditional activity. Around 15000 people is expected to join the parade and performance.
If you have interested to experience, you are welcomed to watch it along the route. If you happened to travel in this area, why not stop to have a look and take some great photos. In case you don’t know, the only chance you can enjoy such dragon boat parade in Hong Kong is on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Year.
Insider Tips: It is the 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong SAR Establishment. In the 1st of July 1997, Hong Kong officially ended it’s colony under Britain and handed over back to China. We will report for new activities and just stay with us for the updated news.
How to Get to Hong Kong Victoria Park:
Take MTR to either Causeway Bay or Tin Hau station where is close to the Victoria Park.