Dragon Boat Festival – level 3

22-06-2018 15:00

Hong Kong’s annual dragon boat races are the highlight of the traditional Dragon Boat Festival celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar.

Hundreds of people came to watch the race of narrow 12-metre boats with pointed dragon heads and tails.

After the race, rowers splashed each other with water as a blessing of good fortune.

Difficult words: annual (happening every year), rower (a person who rows – moves a boat forward), splash (throw), fortune (luck).

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