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Dragon Boat Races at Stanley

Like most places in Hong Kong which were once fishing villages Stanley celebrates the once a year Dragon Boat festival, with boat races in the sea.

Every year, normally on the Dragon Boat Festival day, a series of dragon boat races will be held.  In 2006, however, they also started a "Warm-up" race before the festival day regatta and it was widely popular and successful that they are going to have it every year.

Read our Guide to Dragon Boat Festival to know more about the traditions, history and culture of this Hong Kong favourite holiday.

The "warm-up" race was held about one month before the festival day. Many teams participate because they all anxious to know how are they doing compare to the other teams after all these practicing.

On the festival day, there is the International Dragon Boat Championship race.

There is also the Short Course race which is held about 2 weeks after the Dragon Boat Festival, roughly near the HKSAR Establishment Day so it's also called the Reunification Cup.

All visitors should go to the Stanley main beach to see the races and admission is free.

Dragon Boat Race 2012 at Stanley, Hong Kong.

For more details, see Stanley International Dragon Boat site


Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Day from 2011 to 2020


Dragon Boat Festival Day
2011 6 Jun 2011 (Mon)
2012 23 Jun 2012 (Sat)
2013 12 Jun 2013 (Wed)
2014 2 Jun 2014 (Mon)
2015 20 Jun 2015 (Sat)
2016 9 Jun 2016 (Thur)
2017 30 May 2017 (Tue)
2018 18 Jun 2018 (Mon)
2019 7 Jun 2019 (Fri)
2020 25 Jun 2020 (Thur)


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