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Xiamen Jimei International Dragon Boat Festival

Updated: 2007-06-01
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Dragon boat festival is on for 2 days, on 16th June 2007, from 8.30am to 12,00noon in the morning session and 3.00pm to 4.00pm in the afternoon session, 1st day elimination rounds. Final races on 17th June 2007 at 9.00am to 10.00am and prize giving at 10.30am. The exact location is at Dragon Boat Pond, Jimei School Village, Jimei, Xiamen. Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by a few cities in China, the biggest being in Hong Kong. The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, which is usually in June in the solar calendar. In Xiamen, the occasion is being celebrated in Jimei, at the Dragon Boat Pool next to Jimei University. Bring out the lawn chairs and party hats. Disguised as a regatta, this annual festival is celebrated all over China but few can match the pomp and magnitude of Xiamen's. Rowers from all over the world, including Australia, the United States and the Southeast Asia, compete in sculls adorned with ornate dragonheads, while revelers pack the shores of Jimei's Dragon Boat Pond. A party atmosphere pervades, aided by live musicians and wandering food and beverage vendors.
Event Date:   16th-17th June 2007
Event Time:   Day Event
Price:   Free
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City:  Xiamen
Event Venue:  Jimei Dragon Boat Pool
Address:   Gaoji Causeway, Jimei
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