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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival kicks off in blaze of colour
by Danny Lee, Fred Lai, and Lauren Chan

South China Morning Post    Translate This Article
9 June 2016

On 9 June 2016 South China Morning Post reported: Scores of paddlers clashed on the waterways in glorious sunshine on Thursday morning as they kicked-off the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Across the city, centuries-old traditions returned with events scattered from Tai O to Aberdeen, Stanley to Sha Tin, with hordes of chanting onlookers and participants bracing themselves for the tough competition and searing conditions. The races were a feast for the senses as boats sped past the spectators in a flurry of spray and bright fabric. The highlight in Tai O village was was a water parade featuring three dragon boats bearing temple deities and shuttling around the stilt houses, in hope of entertaining the gods and blessing the village. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of culture, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

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