Hong Kong

Dragon boat races 2014

The Tuen Ng Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month - which is June 2 this year, a public holiday. Some celebrations will already start early, for instance the Dragon Boat Festival will be celebrated on Sunday June 1 in Discovery Bay and also in Tai O. But most of the… Continue reading Dragon boat races 2014

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Hong Kong, Outlying Islands

Dragon Boat Day in Discovery Bay

Today is a public holiday to celebrate the Qu Yuan, poet and statesman of the Chu kingdom during the Warring States period. He committed suicide by drowning in a river. People remember him in different ways, but the most common ones are the dragon boat races and rice dumplings. What is the origin of these… Continue reading Dragon Boat Day in Discovery Bay

Hong Kong

It’s almost time for the dragon boats

Tomorrow is the big race day for the Dragon boats, and the teams in Discovery Bay have been practising many Sundays in the Nim Shue Wan Bay next to our apartment block. The dragon boat races are held on Wednesday 12th June 2013, which is called Tuen Ng day and there will be several races… Continue reading It’s almost time for the dragon boats