This Mid-Autumn Festival, Lee Tung Avenue will stage the Moon Fest Lumiere, the highlight of which is a light-scape created by over 800 auspicious Chinese lanterns, on display until October 23. The lantern display at the popular tree-lined walkway in the heart of Wan Chai will also feature lanterns in shapes of common Mid-Autumn motifs such as the jade rabbit, goldfish, and starfruit. 

Another major programme will be the LED Fire Dragon Fiesta on September 29, which will return after three years. The Lee Tung fire dragon — which will have LED bulbs in place of the traditional incense sticks — will be manoeuvred by Kwok’s Kung Fu & Dragon Lion Dance Team under the leadership of Master Kwok Man-lung. 

The hour-long dragon dance will begin at 8.30pm at Lee Tung Avenue’s Central Piazza. The procession will first move towards Queen’s Road East before heading to the Johnston Road entrance of the shopping street, and then return to the Central Piazza. LED lion dance and drum and gong performances will be staged at fixed points along the route to engage the spectators and offer blessings to Hong Kong. 

Master Kwok will also host experience workshops prior to the Mid-Autumn Festival to promote the tradition of dragon dance. The workshop will combine an introduction to the history and cultural meanings behind the intangible cultural heritage with a hands-on experience. 

For more information, visit the Lee Tung Avenue website.

Header image credits: Lee Tung Avenue and Above The Line

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