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Dragon boats emerge from rivers across PRD
2019-05-14 09:12     Source : GRTRadio
With less than a month to go before this year's Dragon Boat Festival, the Pearl River Delta region has ushered in the dragon boat season. Yesterday, villagers in Liwan district retrieved seven dragon boats from a river bed, including the "Renwei" dragon boat which is more than 400 years old.

With a length of 40 meters and a width of 1.2 meters, the three-ton boat that can hold 90 rowers is the most famous of the seven boats that were retrieved.
 
Every year, on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month, villages in the Pearl River Delta region retrieve boats that have been sunk to the bottom of rivers and canals and perform related ceremonies. The boats are dropped to the bottom of rivers and covered in mud on river beds to protect them from the humid weather and air that is synonymous with the Dragon Boat Festival period in Southern China.
Editor: 郑思慧