In the 19th century, villagers began performing a dragon dance to stop a run of bad luck afflicting their village. All this started a few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival, sometime around 100 years ago. First a typhoon slammed into the fishing and farming community in Hong Kong. This was followed by a plague, and then when a python ate the villagers’ livestock, they said enough was enough. A soothsayer decreed the only way to stop the chaos was to stage a fire dance for three days and nights during the upcoming festival. The villagers made a huge dragon from straw and covered it with incense sticks, which they then lit. Accompanied by drummers and erupting firecrackers, they did what they were told and danced for three days and three nights – and the plague disappeared. More than a century later, their village has been all but swallowed up by Hong Kong’s fast-growing city. But the dragon keeps on dancing. It has even danced its way onto China’s third national list of intangible cultural heritage.
Accommodation: Workcampers will live in the visitors’ centre. The centre used to be one of the villagers’ houses. It is well equipped with a bathroom and a kitchen. Please bring your Sleeping bags, and pillows.
Mosquitoes are unavoidable in rural area. Please remember to bring more mosquito repellent. Organic or natural one is recommended. There are a few pet dogs living in the visitors’ centre.
Meal: Workcampers are responsible for carrying out cooking and cleaning duties by turns. Bring along your secret recipe and even special ingredients from your country to share with us your favorite home country dishes!
Weather: For summer project, it is the hottest and wettest period in Hong Kong. The average temperature ranges from 26°C to 31°C. The average humidity is around 80%. Typhoon and thunderstorm are sometimes frequent. Be prepared.
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- 30.09.2017 - 05.10.2017
- Hong Kong
- 95€ osalustasu ja 25€ ühekordne liikmemaks. Korraldaja küsib 70€ osalustasu.