Earlier last Monday, we have the Dragon Boat Festival .
It is in the memory of a patriotic poet in the olden days who committed suicide by drowning himself in a river as he was no longer listened by the king at the time.
Apart from the dumplings, of course, we have the Dragon Boat Race. Here are some pictures taken on 6 June, by my ex-colleague Mr. CP Chan, during the international Dragon Boat Race in Hong Kong.
For the international race, the boats are smaller.
In fact, throughout the years, the boats are downsized and simplified.
I could still remember the days when the boats have several dozen of people and highly decorative, some even have parasols on them too!
Here is a picture I have taken of the slightly longer boats when they are not in use.
The tails and the heads of the dragons are separately stored on land…