A dragon boat in Stanley on the southern shore of Hong Kong Island. Picture: SCMP
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Dragon Boat Festival: its true significance lies in its Chinese name

Also called Tuen Ng or Duanwu, it is one of Hong Kong’s biggest festivals – but what do the dragons and rice dumplings signify?

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A dragon boat in Stanley on the southern shore of Hong Kong Island. Picture: SCMP
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