Fire Dragon Dance performed at Mid-Autumn Festival

Updated : September 18, 2023
 

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a significant traditional Chinese festival that is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. It is a time for family gatherings and joyful celebrations. In Guangzhou's Baiyun district, one of the most exciting events during this festival is the Fire Dragon Dance.

The Fire Dragon Dance is a traditional performance that dates back to ancient times. It involves a long dragon made of bamboo and paper that is filled with fireworks. As night falls, the dragon is lit up and dancers move in a coordinated manner to create a mesmerizing spectacle of fire. This ancient art form is believed to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits.

Every year, thousands of people gather in Baiyun to witness this breathtaking performance. The streets are filled with the sound of drums and gongs, creating an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation.

For the dancers, the Fire Dragon Dance is not just a performance, but a tradition that has been passed down through the generations. They spend months preparing for the event, perfecting their moves and coordinating their steps. The dance requires precision and teamwork, as the dancers must work together to control the dragon's movements and ensure everyone's safety.

The Fire Dragon Dance is an important cultural heritage that symbolizes the district's strength, resilience, and enduring spirit.

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The Fire Dragon Dance. [Photo/WeChat account: gz_baiyunfabu]

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