With summer around the corner, many people will spend their occasional short breaks away from work, looking for the stress-relieving activities. This July, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Dragon Boat Association will be hosting the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival in East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Over 100 world’s top Dragon Boat teams from Hong Kong and more than 20 countries will be battling in this three-day bash. What attracts this many people to come participate in this event? What has made this Hong Kong Dragon Boat such a large international race event?
The key is their history and “funtivities”. This Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong was the first place to hold the Modern International Dragon Boat races. Since then, this sport event has been seeing as a large international event all over the world. This summer, the global peddlers will gather in the birth place of the modern Dragon Boat racing once again. Every paddler who participates in this race are very serious about their races and take this activity as a modern sport. Many do not just practice rowing in the water of their own districts, but also take part in physical fitness training such as running and weightlifting.
This major festival is also the perfect place for entertainment in Hong Kong. With paddling teams dressed up in creative costumes, it will feature the San Miguel Beer Garden with food vendors, live entertainment and beer contests.
This Labor Day weekend, Lansing will also be hosting Capital City Dragon Boat Races 2012 at the Adado Riverfront Park in Downtown Lansing. Participants and spectators will enjoy a fun filled day of dragon boat racing and entertaining cultural activities such as the Awakening the Dragon Ceremony, Panda Playland and Family-Friendly activities, “Funtivities”! PLEASE get your team and register! Go Teams!
YouTube Video of Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilCTwmpSfWQ