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The 2024 Shantou Duanwu Dragon Boat Race and the First Rural Dragon Boat Culture Activities Kick Off
Date: 2024-06-09      Source: Shantou Daily


From June 8 to 10, the 2024 Shantou Duanwu Dragon Boat Race and the First Rural Dragon Boat Culture Activities, jointly organized by Shantou Media Convergence Group and Shantou Dragon Boat Sports Association, were held in Gounan Community, Jinping District, presenting a dragon boat culture feast for the citizens and tourists.

Gounan Community has a history of dragon boat race for more than 200 years and has been named Shantou’s home of folk art in terms of the dragon boat race. There are four dragon boat teams in Gounan Community, which are composed of local residents. All the four dragon boat teams participated in the dragon boat race this time. On the venue of the event, two dragon boats specially used for the international dragon boat race were showcased. In particular, the traditional practices during the Dragon Boat Festival, including wrapping glutinous rice in bamboo leaves, hanging moxa grass, and organizing the dragon boat race, were also held, further deepening people's understanding of the dragon boat folklore culture. Some foreign students from the School of International Education of Shantou University also organized a team to participate in the dragon boat race, experiencing the charm of traditional dragon boat culture. During the event, Yingge dance, square dances, cultural performances and other exciting programs, as well as the "Dragon Boat Festival Food Carnival", were organized con-currently, so that the citizens and tourists could have an up-close appreciation of Chaoshan Intangible Cultural Heritage, and get fully immersed in tasting the "Dragon Boat Banquet" and other Chaoshan cuisine, experiencing the unique charm of traditional culture.

Source:Shantou Daily, June 9, 2024




来源:汕头日报 2024-6-9

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