Dragon Boat race in the waters of Do Son

VOV.VN -The Dragon Boat Race Festival is one of the most important events of the calendar in Do Son dictrict, Hai Phong, and is held annually on the fourth day of the first lunar month.

The festival is used as an expression of the concerns of residents in coastal areas, used to show gratitude to their predecessors and offer prayers for good weather, peace, and bountiful catches of fish and shrimp.
Seven teams take part in the competition.
Each boat can carry between 22-26 crewmembers.
The boats are 11 meters in length and 1.5 meters in width.
Warm weather and calm waters are the most favourable conditions for holding the festival.
The air is filled with the exuberant sounds of cheering crowds as the boat race is in full swing.

The competitors paddle with all their might to push their boat quicker than the rest.


The winner of the competition is the team from Bang La.

A flare is lit to celebrate the sweet taste of victory.
VND10 million is awarded to the winner from Bang La.

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