Hungry Ghost Festival 2010: Still Popular

Walking around Padang Brown in Georgetown in Penang on the final night of the state level celebration of the Hungry Ghost Festival, one would most probably come across a serpent shaped body on poles (inset). A dragon dance would be performed that night! A dragon dance is usually performed by a skilled team who would bring the motionless serpent-like body to life. The body is actually an assembly of a series of hoops covered with a rich colourful fabric and this when attached to an ornamental head and tail at the ends would give us the Chinese dragon, so much revered by the Chinese. The Dragon Dance is said to have originated during the Han Dynasty and was already a popular event during the Song Dynasty. Its popularity it seems has not waned!

Just enjoy this Singapore Cheng Jing Hui Dragon Dance now, won't you?


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