History and Introduction about Dragon Boat Festival by BusPro
What is the Dragon Boat Festival? The Tuen Ng Festival or Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday that falls on different dates each year depending on the lunar calendar. In China, it is a 3-day national holiday, but it is one-day public holiday in Hong Kong.
Racing these long boats on Tuen Ng Festival is an old tradition. In the past, mainly fishermen competed.
What is a Dragon Boat? These long canoes mimic the old war canoes of the past. The crews paddle to the beat of a drummer. Various heats and competitions are held around the region, and canoes vary in size from 20 to 80 people.