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Housing Association joins the race at Dragon Boat Festival

Pine Court Housing Association proudly participated in the 50th anniversary Lord Mayor's Dragon Boat Race in Liverpool.
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The festival, held at Queens Dock’s Liverpool Watersports Centre, commemorated the life and death of poet Qu Yuan, who drowned after being banished from the country. Villagers raced boats to retrieve his body and threw rice dumplings to ward off fish. These traditions evolved into the festival’s customs.

The Dragon Boat Festival commemorate the life and death of poet Qu Yuan, who drowned after being banished from the country. Villagers raced boats to retrieve his body and threw rice dumplings to ward off fish. These traditions evolved into the festival’s customs.

The event, which celebrates Chinese culture, kicked off with a vibrant lion dance ceremony. Spectators and participants enjoyed thrilling dragon boat races, delicious Zongzi dumplings, and the rhythmic beat of drums.

The Liverpool Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosted a variety of cultural activities throughout the day. Participants tried their hand at cord crafting, creating their own Zongzi, exploring clay modelling, and engaging in traditional marble games.

“Colleagues at Pine Court Housing Association thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Boat Race,” said Shaun Williams, Senior Housing Officer.

“We are committed to fostering inclusive and vibrant communities that celebrate diversity. Embracing traditions which celebrate the Chinese culture shared by many of our colleagues, residents, and partner organisations, is an experience we all truly value. We look forward to participating in this event again next year.”

All proceeds raised will support the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity, Local Solutions and its AIMS project, which provides vital support to vulnerable young people.

For more information on Pine Court Housing Association visit the website pinecourt-housing.org.uk/about-us.

 

 

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