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Atlanta celebrates dragon boat tradition

Paddlers rowing in tandem in colorful dragon boats took to the waters at the Lake Lanier Olympic site, with 80 dragon boat teams from across Southeast USA going head-to-head, competing for top prizes at the 22nd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta (Sep 9). Officiating at the festival for the first time, Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu, congratulated the organizers on a successful festival, which saw over 8,000 spectators and visitors on hand to cheer on their teams and to enjoy the multicultural performances at the festival site. The office is the patron of the festival.

As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, visitors to the festival played games and took away special 20A souvenirs and tattoos at the HKETONY's festival booth. They also enjoyed taking photos with a fun photo-panel on display.


Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu took part in the eye-dotting ceremony at the 22nd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta.
Director of HKETONY Joanne Chu took part in the eye-dotting ceremony at the 22nd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta.
 
Ms Chu (center) and other distinguished guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Ms Chu (center) and other distinguished guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
     
Special 20A souvenirs and tattoos were available at the HKETONY booth for visitors at the festival.
Special 20A souvenirs and tattoos were available at the HKETONY booth for visitors at the festival.
 
A total of 80 teams took part in this year's Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta.
A total of 80 teams took part in this year's Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta.


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