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Dragon Boat Festival (On the fifth day of the fifth lunar month)

Dragon boat competition is an important part of Dongguan’s celebration of the Dragon-boat Festival. Beginning on the first day of the fifth lunar month every year, contests are held in many water towns in Dongguan, such as Shilong and Wanjiang. The Shilong contest is the largest in scale. It combines other cultural aspects such as entertainment, sports and food, attracting many visitors from home and abroad. The Dongguan Dragon Boat Team has won many gold cups in the dragon boat competitions in Hong Kong, Macau, Canada, Singapore and Dongguan. Besides, Shatian was named “Home of the Dragon Boat” by the National Sports General Administration and the China Dragon Boat Association.