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.