Captured moments at Duanwu Festival in Sanya
Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, falls on May 30th in 2017. For Duanwu Festival, people in China enjoyed a three-day holiday. In Sanya, two of the most important activities of the festival are dragon boat racing and dragon water bathing.
Dragon Boat Race
The Dragon Boat Race is the most popular activity in Sanya during the festival, attracting thousands of people.
On May 29th, the dragon boat race event took place on Sanya River. Numerous spectators flocked to the port or flank the river banks to cheer for their favorite teams. The contestants, for their own honor and the entertainment of the folks, battle it out in the eye-catching boats, reaching the finish line by braving the waves.
Dragon Water Bathing
Hainan is well known for the tradition of dragon water bathing during the Duanwu Festival to wash away bad fortunes and be blessed with good luck throughout the year.
Tens of thousands of people flocked to Sanya’s major beaches to bathe in the “dragon water” on May 30th. The most popular beaches visited in Sanya included Dadonghai, Sanya Bay, and Yalong Bay.