Duanwu Jie, or Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 18th this year. The traditions stemming from this festival include making and eating Zongzi (pyramid-shaped dumplings made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves) and dragon boat racing.
If you’re going to spend the festival in the province, why not join local people in watching the spectacular races all across the PRD?
1.Guangzhou International Dragon Boat Race
Time: 09:00-13:00, 14:00-16:30, June 23rd
Address: Sun Yat-sen University, Binjiang Dong Rd.(滨江东路) - Guangzhou Bridge section of the Pearl River
Best viewing point: Ersha Island, Binjiang Rd
Despite being an old tradition, dragon boat racing culture in Guangzhou has begun to see a rise in popularity among young people and even expats. The International Dragon Boat Race, which has attracted over 30 domestic and international professional teams this year, has become one of the most popular and representative games in Guangzhou.