Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

Jiangcun Dragon Boat Race Suspended This Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is fast approaching. However, on June 15, the Jiangcun Dragon Boat Association issued an announcement saying that the Dragon Boat Race will be suspended during the Dragon Boat Festival this year.

Announcement On the Suspension of Dragon Boat Pageant Folk Activities in Jiangcun Street in 2020 during Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is soon upon us. It is a traditional folk cultural activity of the Jiangcun people. It carries Jiangcun People’s feelings towards this folk custom. Currently, the good situation of the epidemic prevention and control in our street is further consolidated, but the situation of the overseas epidemic situation is severe and complicated, and the task of preventing the epidemic in the country from rebounding remains arduous. In order to further improve the prevention and control of the epidemic, ensure the safety and health of the people, and continue to consolidate the results of epidemic prevention and control, according to “The State Council On Handling New Coronavirus Infected Pneumonia Epidemic Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism – The Guiding Opinions on Doing A Job In the Regular Epidemic Prevention and Control” and the relevant work requirements of the provincial and municipal epidemic joint prevention and control, the association decided after research, this year’s Dragon Boat Festival folklore activities will not be carried out. The relevant matters are now announced as follows:
1. It is strictly forbidden for any unit or individual to organize and hold private dragon boating activities for any reason without permission; it is strictly forbidden to dine in large groups on the Dragon Boat Festival in the name of celebrating the festival; any organization or individual is strictly prohibited from conducting feudal superstition activities, collecting money, etc. under the name of building a dragon boat or doing dragon boat competition.
2. Each branch of the Dragon Boat Association should strengthen publicity and guidance, carry out in-depth publicity and education work, unify its thinking, and guide the masses to participate in other forms of Dragon Boat Festival activities, create a strong cultural atmosphere for the Dragon Boat Festival, and celebrate a different Dragon Boat Festival.
3. All people should fully understand and give their full support. Anyone who violates the relevant provisions of this notice, does not listen to dissuasion, and organizes the Dragon Boat Pageant Association's folk activities without authorization will bear all consequences.

4. This announcement will take effect as of the date of the announcement.

Jiangcun Dragon Boat Association
June 15, 2020

Although there is no Dragon Boat Race this Dragon Boat Festival, there are many activities in Xixi waiting for you, such as Eighteen Martial Arts, Hanfu Praying Interaction Activities, Sachet DIY, Small Flower Basket weaving ... All of them are interesting and not to be missed!