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Dragon Boat Festival 2024

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The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Tuen Ng Festival, is a major event. The dragon boat races have become one of the biggest and most exciting events, attracting more than 100,000 spectators.

What happens

This year, the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 22. It is a public holiday in the territory.

Under the stunning skyline of Victoria Harbour, the Central Harbourfront of Hong Kong Island is a great opportunity to see the races up close without even leaving the city.

This massive event includes the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, making it a wild and fun filled weekend.

Dragon boat races have a long history in Hong Kong and southern China, and today take place all over the world. Teams take the competition very seriously, with corporate sponsors, and months of practice leading up to the big event, when paddlers battle it out for glory.

This has become such a big event that teams from overseas come to Hong Kong specifically to participate in the big race.

All along the waterfront you can see the flags waving, hear the beat of the drum, and feel the energy as the teams prepare for battle.

For a really unique view of the races, take a ride on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, which overlooks the Central Harbourfront, giving you a bird’s eye view of the action below.

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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