Currency Guide - Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan).

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boat racing is the most important activity during the Dragon Boat Festival. The wooden boats are shaped and decorated in the form of a Chinese dragon. The boat size varies by region. Generally it is about 20–35 meters in length and needs 30–60 people to paddle it.

Many places in China hold dragon boat races during the festival.

  • Guizhou Dragon Canoe Festival of the Miao Ethnic People: Qingshui River, Taijiang County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province
  • The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival: Victoria Harbor, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Hangzhou Dragon Boat Festival: Xixi National Wetland Park, Tianmushan Road, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
  • Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival: Miluo River International Dragon Boat Race Center, Yueyang Prefecture, Hunan Province


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