By Watchdog reporter

 The China Africa Friendship Association in proud association with the Office of the Vice President, the Ministry of Tourism ,The Chinese Embassy in Uganda and  Finance Trust bank has organised the Dragon Boat Festival Uganda which is scheduled to take place on Sunday 28 May at Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre Entebbe (UWEC).

The event is the first of its kind on the African continent and it was launched on with a pre-event rehearsal that took place last Sunday in Entebbe.

Kick boxer Golola Moses was the star attraction yesterday with his rowing skills and he promises more at the real event.

Musicians like Eddy Kenzo, Rema Namakula, Dr. Tee, Golden Band ampong others will headline the event.

Eddy Kenzo

 

Rema Namakula

The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese poet Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan) who committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month in 278 BC on hearing the Qin State had conquered the capital of Chu.

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