The Tuen Ng Dragon Boat Festival is a boat race and festival that is one of Hong Kong’s main spring attractions.
When: June, annually
Where To Stay: Hong Kong Hotels
Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, the Tuen Ng Dragon Boat Race commemorates the death of patriotic Chu Yuan who drowned himself in protest of the emperor.
Each year the dragon boats race carrying up to 22 rowers race while members of the crew beat on drums. The boats are painted in vibrant colors with dragon heads and tails.
Races are held at a variety of places including Stanley and Yau Ma Tei. The biggest race of the festival is in Stanley, on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island.
It is also tradition for people to eat rice dumplings that are wrapped in bamboo leaves, and others swim in the water. There are also parades throughout Hong Kong.
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