Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong 2019!



The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Tuen Ng Festival (端午節), is on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month every year, 7th June in 2019.

It is sad to say that this festival is originated from a tragedy 2,000 years ago which commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chinese national hero at that time. Because he was disappointed with the corrupt rulers, Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo River.

The townspeople were shocked when knowing this tragedy, but they failed to find Qu's body. They wanted to protect his body with honour. In order to scare away fish from eating his body, the townspeople beat drums and threw glutinous rice dumplings called "zongzi" into the water. Nowadays, this event is remembered by Chinese people worldwide. Eating zongzi, swimming or doing Dragon Boat races in rivers or lakes become the tradition of this festival.


Please check our vlog video of how dragon boat paddlers are trained:


In Hong Kong, there are different Dragon Boat events on various dates which you can attend!


CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

Date: 14-16 June 2019

Venue: Central Harbourfront Event Space

Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships 2019

Date: 7 June 2019

Time: 8am to 6pm

Venue: Stanley Main Beach

2018 Aberdeen Dragon Boat Race

Date: 7 June 2019

Time: 8am to 4pm

Venue: Aberdeen Promenade, Aberdeen Praya Road

Sha Tin Dragon Boat Race 2019

Date: 7 June 2019

Time: 8:30am to 1pm

Venue: Shing Mun River, Sha Tin (starting close to Banyan Bridge, ending near Sha Yin Bridge)

Tai Po District Dragon Boat Race 2019

Date: 7 June 2019

Time: 8:30am to 1pm

Venue: Promenade at Tai Po Waterfront Park, Tai Po

Tuen Mun District Dragon Boat Race 2019

Date: 18 June 2018

Time: 9am to 1:30pm

Venue: Castle Peak Bay, Area 44, Tuen Mun

Tai O Dragon Boat Racing Competition 2019

Date: 7 June 2018

Time: 10am to 2pm

Venue: Tai O Promenade, Lantau Island

Cheung Chau Dragon Boat Races

Date: 7 June 2018

Time: 10am to 4:30pm

Venue: Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter, Cheung Chau

Stanley Dragon Boat Short Course Races 2019

Date: 23 June 2018

Time: 8am to 5pm

Venue: Stanley Main Beach

Tai O Dragon Boats Racing Competition

Date: 7 June 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Tai O Promenade, Lantau Island

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