The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Tuen Ng Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival which pays tribute to Qu Yuan, a great poet in the Zhou Dynasty. It is celebrated worldwide on the 5th day on the fifth month on Lunar calendar. As such, Hong Kong, which is known as Asia’s World City with well-kept Chinese tradition, is organising a 3-day fun-filled carnival for everyone with dragon boat races and exciting party elements.
Set against the city’s iconic skyline, the 2017 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will be held from 2-4 June at Central Harbourfront. Since this year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the scale of the Carnival will be expanded, featuring exhilarating dragon boat races, food and beer, as well as music and local cultural activities.
1. International dragon boat races in the heart of the city
Over 5,000 passionate paddlers from Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Mainland China and Hong Kong will compete for a total of 27 championships at the famous Victoria Harbour.
2. Fun and creative races
On 4th June, a special obstacle race “Red Bull Dragon Roar” and the much-loved “Fancy Dress Race” will be staged.
3. Music, beers, and food trucks all in one place
For the first time ever, 14 food trucks will gather at the venue presenting local delicacies, including the festive rice dumplings and other mouth-watering delights. Together with concerts and beers, the Carnival will create a party atmosphere for all.
So, don’t miss the chance to join this exciting party with boats, beers and cheers in Hong Kong!
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