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Celebrate the 3rd Century at the Dragon Boat Festival

Celebrate the 3rd Century at the Dragon Boat Festival
People racing the Dragon boats festival race in Stanley beach, Hong Kong, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Cheer on participants for the exciting race at the Dragon Boat Festival at various places in and around Hong Kong

OT Staff
June 05 , 2019
01 Min Read

Make your summer unforgettable by visiting the Dragon Boat Festival, an event wherein the athletes battle in an intense boat race.

Taking place in the 3rd or 5th Lunar month, the festival goes back to the 3rd century. This year the festival will be held on 7th June 2019. The origin of the event goes back to when Qu Yuan, an official, jumped into the water as a result of a protest against the corrupt rulers. The locals on site, jump into the water as a result of saving him. However, they weren’t successful.

Today exciting festival activities recall this legendary event. During this event, people eat rice and dumplings wrapped in the leaves of bamboo plants while others enjoy their time swimming. The festival is not less than a party under the Skyline of Victoria Harbour wherein the visitors can enjoy a drink while cheering for the athletes. The festival is held in 3 places mainly; Cheung Chau, Harbour at Stanley and Aberdeen.

At Cheung Chau, the festival is going to be held from 9am-12pm; at Tai O Promenade Lantau Island, at Harbour at Stanley the event timings are 8 am to 6 pm and the venue of Aberdeen the timings are 8:30 am to 4 pm.

The fun part is that the event has free entry and all age groups are welcomed.

For more information you can check their traveller site- https://www.hong-kong-traveller.com

 


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