On the fourth day of the Lunar New Year, Tuyen Quang city organizes a Boat Racing Festival on the Lo River. Boat racing festival is one of a series of cultural activities of Tuyen Quang City Spring Festival to introduce to the people and tourists a traditional beauty of Tuyen people.
The festival not only attracts a large number of visitors, but also many teams compete. There are 13 teams in 13 communes and wards of Tuyen Quang city participating, each team has 30 athletes, including 4 reserve athletes. The process of the competition is that each racing team has to go through a lap on the Lo River, the section from the old Nong Tien ferry terminal to Soi Tinh Huc and back with a length of about 3 km. Before the contest, the Organizing Committee will inform each team about the rules in the racing festival, the calculation of points as well as the rules in the racing festival.
Boat racing on the Lo River comes from the traditional brush sport. This is a very strong sport developed in the North after the Bach Dang Victory of our army and people in 938. Up to now, the Boat Racing Festival on Lo River has become a unique water festival in the beginning of spring. attracting a lot of people and tourists from all over the world to attend, contributing to the cultural identity of the land and people of Tuyen.
Along with Lo Boat Racing Association, Tuyen Quang City Spring Festival also has many activities such as: Street Flower Spring Festival; camp for sculpture, painting; temples of Ha temple, Thuong temple and Ỷ La temple; Chầu Văn ritual festival ...; The festival is an opportunity to promote and introduce to people and tourists about the unique cultural beauty of the people of Tuyen Quang city, and at the same time contribute to preserving and promoting the people's cultural identity. clan.