Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fire Dragon!

So. Much. Incense.  Also, a gigantic crowd. The parade's energy was intense and exciting. I don't know how I found my way to the front.

According to legend, the fire dragon parade commemorates a dragon of the past, which fought off a deadly plague that nearly wiped out the entire population of a village near current day Hong Kong. The parade is unique to Hong Kong.

Sorry about the blurriness in my photos. Its my camera. I swear.

See that man? He was doling out incense to the people carrying the 67-meter-long dragon.
Parade participant couldn't handle the smoke.
Apartment windows above the parade.
The Fire dragon. All those lights are sticks of incense. It smelled sooooo good.

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