HONG KONG CELEBRATES DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL WITH 3-DAY RACES AND PARTIES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES PROMISES EXCITEMENT AND LAUGHTER!

The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Tuen Ng Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival which memorizes Qu Yuan, a great poet from the Zhou Dynasty. It is celebrated across the globe on every 5th day of the 5th month of the Lunar calendar. Hong Kong, as Asia’s World City with well-kept Chinese traditions, once again promises visitors with an exciting and fun Festival. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the International Dragon Boat Races, the Dragon Boat Carnival which takes place from 10-12 June, will welcome over 4,000 passionate paddlers around the world, competing in races in the famous Victoria Harbour. These energetic races will be joined by all day parties where music further elevate the summer heat!

Highlights of this year include:
Big scale races at the heart of the city: The 3-day race will take place in the heart of Hong Kong at Victoria Harbour. 4,000 athletes competing for a total of 24 championships.
Fun and creative race: Paddlers dress up in fancy team ‘uniforms’ with unique outfits
Great music and party: Local and international singers and DJs will grace the stage as we wind down from all the adrenaline of watching the dragon boat races

Come and join the party in Hong Kong!

Date
10-12 June 2016
(Friday to Sunday)
Programme
Highlights & Schedule
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CCB
(Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races:
10 June (Friday) –
12pm to 5:30pm
11 June (Saturday)
– 8:30am to 5:30pm
12 June (Sunday) – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Venue
Central
Harbourfront
(The course runs
from Central Pier No. 10 to nearby Citic Tower)
Admission
Free
Details


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