Dragon boat races held across Taiwan Straits

The two-day Cross-Straits Dragon Boat Race was held from June 2 to 3 in southeast China's Xiamen City. Over 1,000 paddlers in 41 boat teams from the Chinese mainland and the Taiwan region participated in the traditional boat race, which honors China's Dragon Boat Festival. The competitions included a 300-meter sprint and a boat tug-of-war.

The Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Duanwu Festival, is traditionally celebrated on the 5th day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar.

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