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13/02/2019 - 20:32

Spring boat racing festival 

Every year, as Tết (Lunar New Year) is coming, the atmosphere of boat racing festivals are bustling along the countryside of Vietnam in general and those of Thua Thien Hue province in particular.

The boat racing is a unique cultural activity that is indispensable in the traditional holidays of the nation because it always brings joy and a refreshing spirit to people after their working days and months. Below are photos by Nguyễn Khoa Huy recording images of Spring boat racing festivals in Phong Điền district, Hương Trà town… at the beginning of the Lunar New Year.

Moving the boat to the racing area

Launching a racing boat

Drumming up to kick off the festival

Starting the race

A spectacular curve (1)   

A scene of a boat racing festival (2)

Equal strength

A burst of speed

All willpower and strength are put into the race

Audience is supporting enthusiasticallly

Boat racers are turning at the lower post for heading to the finish line

Sharing joy of winning the race

Flags of winners

Race winners are receiving awards

By Nguyen Khoa Huy