The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is the second largest cultural event in the Chinese calendar, second only to Chinese New Year. The festival traditionally falls on the 5th day of the 5th month in the Chinese lunar calendar and marks the beginning of the wet season, when farmers began to sow their seeds.
The free, family-friendly, dragon boat racing event welcomes 10,000 visitors from all over the UK and overseas to enjoy and take part in one of the UK's most exciting cross-cultural sporting occasions.
London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival provides an excellent opportunity to experience Chinese culture in the British capital and is the biggest event of its kind in Europe. Throughout the day, the spectacular action out on the water will be provided by more than 40 competing club, corporate and amateur teams. Drama unfolds as novices do battle with some of the UK's greatest paddlers, as well as the elements, to take home 6 cups.
Date: Sunday 03 June 2018
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