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倫敦華埠賀端陽.陸上行舟競渡賽
HAPPY DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Join us on Sunday 16/06/2013 and celebrate Dragon Boat festival with a difference.

Dragon Boat Festival originated in ancient China some 2,000 years ago. Today dragon boat racing is one of the most popular aqua sports both in China and around the world.

"Dragon Boat Racing On Land" is a new form of sports developed in recent years and is introduced in the UK by the London Chinatown Chinese Association this year.

You can win big prizes by entering the race. Each team will make up of 3 people, minimum age is 18. Call 020 7851 6686 or email info"lccauk.com for details. You can also enter on the day (subject to availability)! 

Special thanks to Napoleons Casinos, See Woo Supermarket and Royal Dragon Group for their generous support.

Dragon Boat Festival traditionally commemorates a heroic gesture of Qu Yuan who was a much loved minister and poet in ancient China. Realising the kingdom was in peril at the hands of corrupt officials, Qu Yuan sacrificed his life to warn the Emperor by throwing himself into the river. People were moved by his heroic act and fishermen raced their boats to recover his body before it was devoured by the fishes, beating drums and throwing rice dumplings into the river to distract them. The tradition continues to this day and each year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month (usually June) crews of paddlers re-enact that frantic rush to save Qu Yuan.


倫敦華埠商會六月十六日星期日將舉行端午節慶祝活動,將會首創「陸上行舟」比賽。

華埠商會會長謝貴全表示:端午節是世界各地華人慶祝的大節日,除了吃粽子更會划龍舟。倫敦華埠雖沒有河流,但陸上行舟大賽將把端午節龍舟競渡的歡樂氣氛帶到倫敦。

這次活動籌備已超過半年,華埠商會副會長李玉媚更多次回港找專人設計比賽的「陸上」龍舟。她表示,這天正好是父親節,我們很希望見到各界的朋友,一家大小一同來參加。倫敦華埠多個商號包括拿破崙娛樂公司、泗和行和皇朝美饍等,都送出了多份禮物及贊助支持。

倫敦華埠商會秘書長及節慶事務總監鄭健強表示:倫敦華埠目前已成為了倫敦旅客必到的一個景點。我們希望通過這一項活動,一方面宣揚中國傳統文化,另一方面也把陸上行舟變成一個長期的標誌性活動,日後為倫敦華埠帶來更多的訪客,也為倫敦帶來一項全新國際性注目的文化項目。

倫敦華埠商會主席鄧柱廷OBE表示,商會多年來成功舉辦春節和中秋節的慶祝活動,這一次在副會長李玉媚和眾多的義工的合力推動之下,帶來這一個充滿新意的活動,令他十分期待。他希望倫敦華埠日後繼續擔任社區友好的推動者,中西文化的交流橋樑,。他恭祝廣大華人端午佳節玩得盡興,吃得開心,看「陸上行舟」大賽盡情投入。

倫敦華埠商會端午節陸上行舟活動將于六月十六日星期日於倫敦華埠爵祿街舉行,歡迎各界人士報名參加。 參加隊伍需由三人組成,年齡十八歲以上,報名電話:020 7851 7427。電子信箱:Info@lccauk.com