21
May
Dragon Boat Festival
All day long
21 May 2017

Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated to commemorate Qu Yuan (340 – 278 BC) an ancient patriotic poet.

In Mauritius a dragon boat race competition is organised where about 8 – 10 teams of 25 participants usually participate. Rodrigues and Reunion Island are invited to take part in the dragon boat race competition which is held at Caudan Waterfront .

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China invites a cultural troupe, under the Cultural Exchange Programme, to perfom during the festival along with local artists.

Venue: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis

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