iSurprise Drunken Dragon

Stories of Macao’s intangible cultural heritage

Drunken dragon

Organised by local fishermen associations, this festival is an annual celebration of a local hero whose alcohol fuelled courage made him destroy an evil dragon. It starts early in the morning at the Kuan Tai Temple near Senado Square, where men perform a dance with the wooden head and tail of a dragon. They then parade through the streets to the Inner Harbour and drink wine until they drop.

If you are not a fisherman or a historian you probably have not heard of the Drunken Dragon Festival.

Intangible heritage

This mural was specially created for the  Drunken Dragon Festival, the bright colours putting  Macao’s intangible cultural heritage in the spotlight.

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