Hong Kong’s 137-Ft Huge Dragon Balloon Artwork For Chinese New Year Bags World Record

A record-breaking balloon dragon was unfurled in Hong Kong

by Tejashee Kashyap
Hong Kong’s 137-Ft Huge Dragon Balloon Artwork For Chinese New Year Bags World Record

As the Chinese New Year unfolds, the dragon takes centre stage that transcends borders and generations. This ancient and revered creature symbolizes power, strength, and good fortune in Chinese folklore. Now, people are in amazement after watching a video of a massive dragon sculpture made out of balloons to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Huge Dragon Balloon Wins Guinness World Record

To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, a record-breaking balloon dragon was unfurled in Hong Kong. The artwork hit the record for the largest balloon sculpture of a dragon held by Guinness World Records when it was put on display in a mall in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The dragon measured 41.77 meters (137.04 feet) in total length, which is longer than two bowling lanes combined. The measurement process took thirty minutes due to the dragon’s size.

Using social media, Guinness World Records (GWR) shared a video of the “largest balloon sculpture of a dragon,” which was made by two artists at a mall in Hong Kong. The sculpture’s elaborate design is displayed in the video. According to a GWR blog, balloon masters Sze Tai Pang nicknamed ‘Wilson’ and Kun Lung Ho worked with “60 individuals, including organisers, university students, and secondary school students” to create the huge dragon. They created the sculpture with over 38,000 biodegradable rubber balloons. The dragon was eventually hoisted from the mall ceiling to provide a better perspective for onlookers.

The post has received more than 17,000 likes. People left a variety of remarks in response to the clip.

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Dragons For Chinese New Year

At the heart of Chinese New Year festivities lies the dragon dance. The significance of the dragon in Chinese culture traces its roots back thousands of years, with legends and myths. The dragon undulates and twists. It symbolises the mythical creature’s power to ward off evil spirits and bring prosperity.

It is a mesmerising spectacle that captivates audiences with its intricate choreography and vibrant colours. This year’s Chinese New Year falls on February 10. As this festival is commemorated according to the lunar calendar, the date of the new year fluctuates depending on the moon’s cycle. The celebrations normally span 15 days, with people following different traditions on each day. Families adorn their homes, set off fireworks, and exchange cash in red envelopes.

Cover image credits: Instagram/Guinness World Records