HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2017) - The Dragon Boat Festival, additionally known as Tuen Ng Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival which pays tribute to Qu Yuan, an excellent poet in the Zhou Dynasty. It is commemorated throughout the world on the 5th day in the fifth month on Lunar calendar. Hong Kong, as Asia"s World City through well-kept Chinese heritages, combines dragon boat races via exciting party elements and rotate it into a 3-day, fun-filled carnival for everyone this summer!

Set versus the city"s iconic skyline, the 2017 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will certainly be held from 2 to 4 June at Central Harbourfront. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the range of the Carnival will certainly be expanded, featuring amazing dragon watercraft races, food and beer, music and also local social facets.

Highlights of this year include:

Internationwide dragon watercraft races in the heart of the city: Over 5,000 passionate paddlers from Australia, New Zealand also, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Mainland also China and Hong Kong will certainly compete for a complete of 27 championships at the well known Victoria Harbour. Fun and also imaginative races: A special obstacle race "Red Bull Dragon Roar" and also the much-loved "Fancy Dress Race" will be staged on 4 Jun.  Music, beers and also food trucks all in one place: For the first time, 14 food trucks will gather at the venue presenting neighborhood delicacies, including the festive rice dumplings. With Each Other through concerts and beers, the Carnival will develop a party atmosphere for all. 

Come and join this party through boats, beers and also cheers in Hong Kong!

About the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival www.DiscoverHongKong.com/DragonBoat/eng

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