Special Programmes for "Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade"


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Talk on the “Significance of ICH Transmission: the Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade”

Co-organised by:

Intangible Cultural Heritage Office

South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Joint Association of Traditional Dragon-Boats in Tai O

 

The Tai O dragon boat water parade is a traditional activity unique to the local community. During the Dragon Boat Festival, the three fishermen’s associations in Tai O, namely Pa Teng Hong, Sin Yu Hong and Hap Sim Tong, organise the dragon boat water parade. The associations’ dragon boats tow sacred sampans carrying deity statuettes in a parade through Tai O waters to invoke blessings for well-being and peace. This has been practised for a century or more. The talk will introduce the historical, social and cultural significance of this national intangible cultural heritage (ICH), and elaborate on the significance of ICH transmission through this case study.

 

Date

3 June 2023 (Saturday)

Time

3:00pm – 4:45pm

Venue

Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History (100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui)

Speaker

Professor Liu Tik-sang (Associate Professor Emeritus, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Quota

139 persons

Participation Method

  • On a first-come-first-served basis. Livestreaming is not available.

  • Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before the event commences.

    Language

    Cantonese

    Fee

    Free admission

    Enquiry

    Tel: 2851 6134 (Monday to Friday [except public holidays] : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

    Email: icho@lcsd.gov.hk

     

     

    "Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade" Observation Activity

    Co-Organised by:

    Intangible Cultural Heritage Office

    South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Joint Association of Traditional Dragon-Boats in Tai O

     

     

    The Tai O dragon boat water parade is an annual event for Tai O residents. It is an important way to strengthen community ties, and it is closely associated with local religions and traditional rituals. It has been practised for more than 100 years. In this tour, participants will travel to Tai O by free coaches and will have an opportunity to observe the dragon boat parade from the stilt houses along the parade route with local residents of Tai O, to experience this national ICH item and life in stilt houses.

     

    Date

    22 June 2023 (Thursday)

    Time

    8:45 am – 1:00 pm (activity time in Tai O)

    Assembly Time / Point

    • 7:15 am / Roundabout of the Hong Kong Science Museum (2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East); or

    • 7:45 am / Tung Chung MTR Station

    * Please be punctual, as latecomers will miss the group's departure.

    Dismissal Time / Point

    Around 2:30 pm / Roundabout of the Hong Kong Science Museum (Tung Chung MTR Station enroute)

    Quota

    150 persons

    Participation Method

    • Please duly complete and submit the online enrolment form from 10:00 am, 24 May 2023 (Wednesday) to 5:00pm, 9 June 2023 (Friday). Please key in the preferred assembly and dismissal points in the “Supplementary Information” box in the online enrolment form. The actual assembly point will be arranged according to the enrolment. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email, including transportation details, issued by this Office.

    • First come, first served. Incomplete application may not be processed.

    Fee

    Free admission

    Enquiry

    Tel: 2851 6134 (Monday to Friday [except public holidays] : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)
    Email: icho@lcsd.gov.hk