Saturday, 8 March 2014

Dragon Boat Races

I went to the Dragon Boat Races in Stanley. Legend has it that a Chinese poet, Qu Yuan, banished from the kingdom more than 2,000 years ago, committed suicide by drowning, and the local people, who loved him, paddled boats out into the water scattering steamed rice dumplings to scare away the fish and keep them from dining on their poet.

There were no suicidal poets in attendance, just thousands of Hong Kongers, Chinese and expat, out for a day at the races. 

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