Traditional boat race marks National Day

A traditional dragon boat race was held in Thua Thien–Hue Province on National Day, September 2.

Traditional dragon boat race on the Huong River in Thua Thien–Hue Province(Photo: SGGP)

The competition race attracted 400 participants from Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Binh and Quang Tri Provinces.

The race is part of the ‘Waterway Festival 2012’ organized by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Thua Thien–Hue Province.

Another boat race was held on Han River in Da Nang City on the same day, in which 16 male and female groups from Da Nang and Quang Nam Provinces joined in two long distance races of 5,000 meters and 7,000 meters.

The annual event to mark National Day also lured visitors with performances in water-skiing, parachuting and music street shows.

In addition, traditional boat races celebrating the national holidays were also organized in Huong Khe and Thach Ha Districts in Ha Tinh Province.

Meanwhile a traditional dragon boat race in Chau Doc Town in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang attracted a large number of visitors on September 2.

16 groups from An Giang, Hau Giang, Soc Trang Provinces and Can Tho City competed in three distance races of 700, 500 and 200 meters.

By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh

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