Antwerp Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Thousands of people enjoyed the 9th edition of the Dragon Boat Festival held in the port city of Antwerp, Belgium on 14 September 2019.  

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is recognised as one of the city's biggest annual events. Thirty dragon boat teams took part in a full day of racing, attracting around 7 000 enthusiastic paddlers and visitors. Many community groups and companies in Belgium also took part in the Festival as a team-building event. The University of Antwerp and Ghent University in Belgium also fielded teams in this year's races. 

A Hong Kong booth was set up by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels at the Festival, distributing booklets and information about Hong Kong.  Visitors to the booth also received Hong Kong brand prizes after successfully completing a quiz about Hong Kong.