Drums beat, dragons race

A child looking at a dragon’s head in the annual dragon boat race to celebrate the festival known as tuen ng in Hong Kong. — aP

The dragon Boat Festival, also known as duanwu Festival, has a rich history originating from ancient China.

It has become a significant cultural event across east asia including taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and among Chinese communities worldwide. It symbolises unity, teamwork and traditional values.

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