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The traditional boat racing on the New Year 2020 - (28/01/2020)

( - There were more than 10.000 spectators, domestic and international tourists standing along the riverbank of the Ca Ty River (Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province) cheering for the traditional boat racing taken place on the afternoon of the second day of Tet (on January 26th). Attending to the festival, there were also local leaders; Deputy Director of Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism – Mr. Huynh Ngoc Tam.
(Photo: Nguyen Vu)

(Rowing basket boats; photo: Nguyen Vu)
The Traditional boat racing festival this year has two types of competition: traditional boat racing and basket boat racing. As a typical folk festival of the fishermen in the coastal region, the boat racing festival gradually becomes a traditional sporting event to celebrate the New Year, it’s a meaningful spring gift that Phan Thiet tourism city give to locals and tourists on Tet holiday. Participating in this year's tournament, there are nearly 50 basket boat rowers and 9 traditional boat racing teams with nearly 300 athletes who are fishermen. The racing stirred up the wave of Ca Ty river through the exciting and fierce completion between athletes.
(Deputy Director of Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism
gave prizes to the rowers; photo: Nguyen Vu)

(Photo: Nguyen Vu)
After more than 3 hours of exciting competition with bringing different to audiences. The results of the completion : the excellent team of Duc Thang won the first prize at a distance of 1.700 meters; second and third place were Duc Long and Duc Nghia teams; in the content of 500 meters, Lac Dao took first place, Phu Tai came second and Duc Thang got third. Mrs. Emi Koch (USA) said: “This is the first time I welcome the traditional Tet Holiday of Vietnam and watch the fascinating and unique traditional sports competition that has left many pictures and beautiful memories in my mind. Your country is not only beautiful and hospitable, but also has many interesting things to explore. ”
(Photo: Nguyen Vu)

(Numerous people to cheer up the competition; photo: Nguyen Vu)
Nguyen Vu
Translated by Van Thao


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