Dragon Boat racing in Haiphong

VOV.VN -The annual Dragon Boat Race was held on the Gia River in Haiphong province on April 23.

The event aims to celebrate the 730th (1288-2018) anniversaries of the Bach Dang Victories and mark the Red Flamboyant Flower Festival.
The Dragon Boat Race draws the participation of 10 teams from Haiphong and neighbouring provinces such as Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, and Hai Duong.
Despite light rain, thousands of local people turn out to watch and cheer.
Athletes preparing for the race.
The event is one of Haiphong’s long-standing traditions, demonstrating the spirit of solidarity and the importance of preserving  the sea and islands.
The competitors fight fiercely.
 
The competitors paddle as hard as they can as they try to race faster than the rest.
 
The air is filled with the sounds of exuberant boat racing enthusiasts.
The winners of the competition are the team from Thuy Nguyen district.
The joy of victory.
Second place goes to Binh Giang district (Hai Duong province) and Cat Hai district (Hai Phong) comes third.
The total prize money on offer at the event is VND500 million.

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