Talk – Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade and Intangible Cultural Heritage


Tai O dragon boat water parade was inscribed onto the Third National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011. It is held every year during the Dragon Boat Festival to invoke blessings for well-being and peace.


The lecture will explore the historical, social and cultural significance of this national intangible cultural heritage.



1 June 2019 (Saturday)


2:30 – 4:30 pm


Lecture Room, Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre (Sam Tung Uk Museum, 2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, New Territories)

Lecture Speaker

Prof. Liu Tik-sang (Director of the South China Research Center, HKUST and Associate
Professor in the Division of Humanities, HKUST)


"Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade" Field Trip


In association with the above talk, a field trip will be held on the day of Dragon Boat Festival. Participants who joined the tour can observe the dragon boat parade in stilt houses with the local residents on the day of Dragon Boat Festival in Tai O, which is a good opportunity to learn more about this intangible cultural heritage item and have dialogues with the local residents. (Docent service will not be provided.)



7 June 2019 (Friday)


8:45 am – 1 pm