Dragon boat race kicks off ahead of upcoming festival in Fujian

2023-06-14 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

People took part in a dragon boat race in Putian, east China's Fujian Province, on Monday, before the arrival of the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 22 this year.  

With a long history of about 1,000 years, the Putian dragon boat race has been held since the Song Dynasty (960-1279).  

Nearly 100 dragon boats and 3,000 people were invited to participate in the event, according to the organizer.  

The racing activity usually lasts a long time in Putian, starting in the 4th lunar month and ending in the 8th month.  


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