ICF president sends Dragon Boat Festival wishes to all

In celebration of China's Dragon Boat Festival, Thomas Konietzko, President of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) sent best wishes to all. "Today is the Chinese traditional Dragon Boat Festival. First of all, I would like to wish you all happy Dragon Boat Festival," he said, adding that he was certain the regatta's success would help promote the sport of dragon boat racing around the world. He also said he expects to see more future ICF Dragon Boat World Cups to be held in China.

This video is part of a special festive program presented by China Media Group (CMG) to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, which falls on June 22 this year. 

Featuring various kinds of art forms such as singing, dancing, symphonies and recitals, the program transports audiences to picturesque Zigui Country in Hubei Province,  the hometown of the great Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan. 

Among the green hills and clean waters of Zigui, artists and performers demonstrate the profound culture surrounding the Duanwu Festival and the country's long history of patriotism among its people.

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