• Short Summary

    Hong Kong on Friday (May 28) celebrates its annual dragonboat festival, which commemorates the death of the Chinese poet and statesman, Wat Yuen, who lived 2,500 years ago.

  • Description

    Hong Kong on Friday (May 28) celebrates its annual dragonboat festival, which commemorates the death of the Chinese poet and statesman, Wat Yuen, who lived 2,500 years ago.

    In various parts of the British colony, on this film at one of Hong Kong's typhoon shelters, long rowing boats - each with a dragon's head at its prow -- raced each other to celebrate the occasion.

    Many Chinese observed the occasion by throwing rice dumplings into the water to provide food for the fish. Tradition says this will deter the fish from eating the body of Wat Yuen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJ7FNCRQXE3NOT518VJRO5STP
    Media URN:
    VLVAJ7FNCRQXE3NOT518VJRO5STP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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