Dragon Boat Festival


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.IMG_8106

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.IMG_8186

For the international race, the boats are smaller.

In fact, throughout the years, the boats are downsized and simplified.IMG_8355

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.DSCF2066

The tails and the heads of the dragons are separately stored on land…

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