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NYSE RINGS FOR DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

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Added On August 8, 2018

The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange has rung for the upcoming Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, which is a major multi-cultural event in New York metropolitan area.
 
Over 200 teams will paddle across the Meadow Lake at the Corona Park of New York City's borough of Queens on Aug. 11-12.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): EDDIE MAK, Hong Kong SAR official
“Sure this year we’ll be having more fun and more different kind of elements that coming to our event this weekend. And I’m sure this will attract more and more people and this event will continue to be one of the biggest event in New York and in the United States.”
 
The first Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York City was organized in 1991. Since then, the festival has grown into one of the largest multi-cultural festivals in New York and the biggest festivals of its kind in the U.S.