Dragon Boat Festival

Date: 21 May

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