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Monday, June 10, 2024

Over 300,000 people watched! 2024 China Gaoyao's Dragon Boat Festival is so lively

Over 300,000 people watched! China Gaoyao's Dragon Boat Festival is so lively


Gaoyao released 2024-06-10 20:35 Guangdong, China


Dragon boat racing, Dragon Boat Festival!



On June 10, 2024, at the foot of Jinxiang Mountain and the bank of Xinxing River. The gongs and drums were loud, and a unique dragon boat race kicked off the Dragon Boat Festival.

The 2024 Zhaoqing Gaoyao District "Telecom Cup" Dragon Boat Festival Traditional Dragon Boat Invitational Competition and the first Haha Le "Gaogui Shrimp" Food Festival were held grandly, attracting more than 300,000 spectators to experience the charm of traditional dragon boat racing,

Taste "Gaogui" food, taste "Gaoyao flavor".

Leaders of Zhaoqing City and Gaoyao District attended the 2024 Zhaoqing Gaoyao District "Telecom Cup" Dragon Boat Festival Traditional Dragon Boat Invitational Competition and the first Haha Le "Gaogui Shrimp" Food Festival

▲ Leaders of Zhaoqing City and Gaoyao District attended the 2024 Zhaoqing Gaoyao District "Telecom Cup" Dragon Boat Festival Traditional Dragon Boat Invitational Competition and the first Haha Le "Gaogui Shrimp" Food Festival.

Xu Xiaoxiong, deputy secretary of the Zhaoqing Municipal Party Committee and mayor (second from the right in the front), Chen Xuanqun, vice chairman of the Zhaoqing Municipal CPPCC (third from the right in the front), and Chen Depei, secretary of the Gaoyao District Party Committee (first from the right in the front) attended the event, watched the dragon boats and tasted "Gaogui shrimp".

▲ Xu Xiaoxiong, deputy secretary of the Zhaoqing Municipal Party Committee and mayor (second from the right in the front), Chen Xuanqun, vice chairman of the Zhaoqing Municipal CPPCC (third from the right in the front), and Chen Depei, secretary of the Gaoyao District Party Committee (first from the right in the front) attended the event, watched the dragon boats and tasted "Gaogui shrimp".


Xu Xiaoxiong, deputy secretary of the Zhaoqing Municipal Party Committee and mayor, Li Xingwen, member of the Municipal Party Committee and executive vice mayor, Chen Xuanqun and Xian Yiliang, vice chairmen of the Municipal CPPCC, Chen Depei, secretary of the Gaoyao District Party Committee, Wu Zhidong, chairman of the District People's Congress Standing Committee, Lu Bingquan, chairman of the District CPPCC, and Liang Qican, vice president of the Guangdong Dragon Boat Association and general dragon boat of the Jinli Dragon Boat Association, and other leaders and guests attended the event and watched this wonderful dragon boat race with citizens and tourists.

Chen Depei announced the opening of the event

▲ Chen Depei announced the opening of the event.


After fierce competition,Jinli Town Yaoxi Dragon Boat Team won the first place in the 2024 Zhaoqing Gaoyao District "Telecom Cup" Dragon Boat Festival Traditional Dragon Boat Invitational Competition.


The Yaodong Dragon Boat Team of Jinli Town won the second place,and the Sijia Dragon Boat Team and Wujia Yi Team Dragon Boat Team of Jinli Townwon the third and fourth place respectively!


▲ Xu Xiaoxiong, Deputy Secretary of the Zhaoqing Municipal Party Committee and Mayor (fourth from the left in the front), Li Xingwen, Member of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Party Committee and Executive Deputy Mayor (first from the right in the front), Chen Xuanqun, Vice Chairman of the Municipal CPPCC (third from the left in the front), Chen Depei, Secretary of the Gaoyao District Party Committee (second from the left in the front), and other leading guests presented awards to the Yaoxi Dragon Boat Team of Jinli Town, which won the first place.


▲ Li Xingwen (fourth from the right in the front row) presented awards to the second place - Yaodong Dragon Boat Team.


▲ Chen Xuanqun (first from the right in the front row) presented awards to the third place - Sijia Dragon Boat Team.


▲ Xian Yiliang (in white in the front row) presented awards to the fourth place - Wujia Yi Team Dragon Boat Team.


▲ Chen Depei (first from the right) presented awards to the winning dragon boat team.



Then,Let's reviewthe highlights of the competition together!


At 9 am on June 10, 2024, a series of wonderful performances kicked off the 2024 Zhaoqing Gaoyao District "Telecom Cup" Dragon Boat Festival Traditional Dragon Boat Invitational and the first Haha Le "Gaogui Shrimp" Food Festival! Today, the "dragon" elements are full on the banks of Xinxing River. There are not only 16 traditional dragon boats from the "Chinese Traditional Dragon Boat Town", but also the largest and longest "golden dragon" in Guangdong Province, which is listed as a municipal intangible cultural heritage project-Kuanjiao Golden Dragon. The drums are exciting and the dragon dance is lively, adding a different color to this dragon boat race.

Kuanjiao Golden Dragon, a municipal intangible cultural heritage project, appeared at the event.

Kuanjiao Golden Dragon, a municipal intangible cultural heritage project, appeared at the event. 


Kuanjiao Golden Dragon, a municipal intangible cultural heritage project, appeared at the event.
Kuanjiao Golden Dragon, a municipal intangible cultural heritage project, appeared at the event.





There is something to see and eat!

The variety of Gaogui delicacies at the first Haha Le "Gaogui Shrimp" Food Festival, which is being held nearby, opened the eyes of tourists and feasted their mouths!


"Gaogui Shrimp" series of delicacies. --Gaoyao Shrimp

"Gaogui Shrimp" series of delicacies. --Gaoyao Shrimp
"Gaogui Shrimp" series of delicacies. --Gaoyao Shrimp

▲ "Gaogui Shrimp" series of delicacies. --Gaoyao Shrimp


Gaogui rice. Huodao Town Gaoyao rice 活道大米

▲ Gaogui rice. Huodao Town Gaoyao rice 活道大米





The drums sounded and the dragon boats set off.

At 10 a.m. on June 10, 2024, a water version of "Fast and Furious" was staged on the Xinxing River under the bright sun.







The competition scene was intense--金利镇要西龙舟队

▲ The competition scene was intense--金利镇要西龙舟队

金利镇四甲龙舟队

▲ Athletes paddled hard--金利镇四甲龙舟队


"Come on, come on, go, go..." There were crowds of people on both sides of the Xinxing River, and it was very lively. Supporters of each dragon boat team held umbrellas to cheer for the dragon boat athletes, and the cheers and cheers of the audience continued to push the atmosphere to a climax.



Spectators on both sides of Xinxing River(Gaoyao China)cheered for the dragon boat team

▲ Spectators on both sides of Xinxing River(Gaoyao China)cheered for the dragon boat team. 


Tourist Mr. Yan said: "We came from the northeast. This is the first time we brought our children to experience the dragon boat culture. Let the children experience the lively atmosphere of traditional culture and be immersed in it. It is conducive to the growth of children and the cultivation of patriotic feelings. I think it is very good to hold such an event."


Tourist Mrs. Mou said: "We are from Guizhou and work in Yunfu. We arrived in Gaoyao last night. Such a wonderful traditional dragon boat race cultural event has attracted many foreign tourists like us, and will also drive local consumption."

▲ The crowds on the shore are huge


The drums are beating and striving for the top

The drums are beating and striving for the top

▲ The drums are beating and striving for the top. 


The competition is fierce and it is difficult to tell who is better

▲ The competition is fierce and it is difficult to tell who is better



During the intervals between competitions, more than a dozen water stuntmen swam like dragons on the river to cheer the citizens. Popular songs, dragon and lion dance performances and other programs were performed in turn... The audience and netizens were feasting their eyes and mouths, saying "very exciting and passionate" and "traditional culture is getting younger and younger in Gaoyao"... Many citizens said that watching dragon boats is to feel the spirit of Gaoyao people, "As a Gaoyao person, I am very proud!"


The wonderful dragon and lion dance performances cheered the competition

The wonderful dragon and lion dance performances cheered the competition

▲ The wonderful dragon and lion dance performances cheered the competition


Mr. Liang, a citizen, said: "Dragon Boat Race on Dragon Boat Festival is one of the important activities of our Chinese traditional culture, so I came to the scene early in the morning to feel the festive atmosphere. Dragon boat races and striving for the first place, dragon boat races well reflect the spiritual outlook of our Gaoyao people."


Tourist Ms. Du said: "We came back from Guangzhou to visit relatives, and happened to see the dragon boat race. The meaning of the activity is very good! Dragon boat races well reflect our unity and cohesion, and through dragon boat races, we can further inherit and carry forward our cultural heritage."


The development of Gaoyao Dragon Boat Race has carried the spiritual connotation of Gaoyao people's determination to forge ahead and unite and fight. At the event site, many "star businessmen" in Gaoyao also came to support the event. Everyone said that under the guidance of the Gaoyao Dragon Boat Race spirit of "group development and bravely standing at the forefront", in recent years, the whole district has been united and worked hard, and is pushing Gaoyao District's high-quality development to a new level.



Jiang Zhiwu, Human Resources Executive Director of Shanghai Putailai Guangdong Jiatuo Automation Technology Co., Ltd., said: "At the dragon boat race, I saw the boatmen forging ahead, working together, and being proactive, which inspired me! Our company should also carry forward the spirit of Gaoyao Dragon Boat Race, develop in groups, stand at the forefront, and contribute corporate strength to the economic and social development of Gaoyao."


Liu Yiliang, General Manager of Gaoyao Agricultural Investment Hengdefu Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd., said: "I am very concerned about this event. The smooth holding of the event fully reflects the determination and speed of our Gaoyao District Committee and District Government in organizing a grand event, and perfectly interprets our Gaoyao Dragon Boat Race spirit. At the same time, it also inspires our company to pay more attention to the development of Gaoyao's social undertakings while developing itself, and help Gaoyao's "Hundreds of Millions of Projects" to be implemented in depth. I also hope that more companies and local people will return to their hometowns to invest and buy properties."


On the track, the dragon boat team members united and worked hard; outside the stadium, Gaoyao departments and volunteer teams at all levels worked together to serve the citizens and tourists who came to Gaoyao to spend the Dragon Boat Festival together.


Volunteers distributed mineral water to the participating athletes.

▲ Volunteers distributed mineral water to the participating athletes. Image source: Gaoyao District Youth League Committee






Dragon boats fly across the river, stirring up waves.

As an important sport that combines mass, entertainment and competition, dragon boat racing has a long history and a broad mass base in Gaoyao. Dragon boat racing embodies the Chinese nation's spirit of perseverance, self-improvement, hard work and pioneering. The dragon boat spirit has also always inspired the people of Gaoyao to show a spirit of hard work, innovation and enterprising in the changing times and social development, and inspire the people of the district to unite and forge ahead. Passion for work and entrepreneurship.


Although this peak showdown has ended, the people of Gaoyao will further inherit and carry forward the Gaoyao dragon boat racing spirit of "group development and bravely standing at the forefront", unite as one, gather strength to promote the high-quality development of Gaoyao District, and this "dragon boat" will ride the wind and waves and sail steadily!


Tourists from all over the world are welcome to come to Gaoyao, China to watch the dragon boat race and taste Gaoyao cuisine.

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