China Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival
- Celebrated: Jun. 2013
- Location: Hunan
Yue Yang used to be called Ba Ling or Yue State in ancient China. It is a cultural city with over 2,500 years of history, and is located in northeast Hunan Province. The city is surrounded by Hubei and Jiangxi Province. Yue Yang abounds in resources, convenient transportation, and beautiful scenery. Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival is held on June in Yueyang City. This festival lasts for 7 days. There will be wonderful activities and dragon boat races everyday. In addition, there will be seminars on international Qu Yuan culture, painting and calligraphy exhibitions in memory of Qu Yuan, the opening ceremony, the International Dragon Boat Contest, an international food festival, a sacrifice ceremony to Qu Yuan and trade activities. Here, during the Dragon Boat Festival, tourists can not only enjoy the dragon boat race but also watch the motorboats, energized parachutes, and local custom performances. After enjoying the folk culture, many attractions await your exploration.
Under the support of China’s State Sports Commission and National Tourism Administration, Yueyang has held international dragon boat festival each year since 1987, which perfectly combines P.E., culture, trade and tourism as one, and it’s considered as one of the 23 festive celebrating activities opened to global market in China.