A Hong Kong lion dance performance at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon. Photo: Felix Wong

Lion dancing: history, traditions and its special place in Hong Kong culture explained

Once there was a lion dance troupe in every walled village in what became Hong Kong’s New Territories, and more than 100 still perform their dazzling routines; but as teens swap sport for studying, recruiting dancers gets harder

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A Hong Kong lion dance performance at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon. Photo: Felix Wong
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.