Hang Hau Unicorn Dance Training Workshop

Secondary and tertiary students are welcome

The traditional Hakka Unicorn Dance has been practiced for more than 200 years. The Hakka people believe that the Chinese unicorn, qilin, is an auspicious animal that can ward off evil and bring them good luck. They perform unicorn dances during Lunar New Year, weddings, birthday parties, and communal festivals, as well as in enlightening rituals for new houses and renovated ancestral halls. After settling in Hong Kong’s New Territories, the Hakka people have developed their style of music and sequence of movements for the unicorn dance. In 2014, the Hang Hau Hakka unicorn dance was inscribed onto the fourth national list of ICH.

South China Research Center and the Joint Association of Traditional Hakka Unicorn in Hang Hau and Sai Kung jointly organize this Hakka unicorn dance workshop at HKUST to foster understanding and participation in local heritage.


  • March 10, 2023
  • March 17, 2023
  • March 24, 2023
  • March 31, 2023
  • April 7, 2023
  • April 14, 2023
  • April 21, 2023
  • April 28, 2023
  • May 5, 2023

(Every Friday, subject to changes when necessary)


3:30pm – 5:30pm


Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall, HKUST





Enquiry & Registration

South China Research Center, HKUST

Hang Hau ICH Day & Traditional Hakka Unicorn Dance Conservation Project

South China Research Center, HKUST
Joint Association of Traditional Hakka Unicorn in Sai Kung and Hang Hau, Hong Kong

Funded by: Intangible Cultural Heritage Funding Scheme