The 2016 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival rang NYSE Closing Bell

Executives and sponsors of the 26th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NY, joined by a colorful dancer and several members of a participating team, rang The NYSE Closing Bell on Thursday. This bell marks the coming of the dragon boat festival, which to be held in Flushing Meadows Park on August 6 and 7.

The festival is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. The first HKDBF-NY was held in 1991. Since then, the festival has grown and evolved into one of the largest multi-cultural festival in the New York metropolitan area and the biggest festival of its kind in the U.S. This year, there will be over 200 teams to compete for the champion.

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