Dragon boat racing on Lake Lanier with spectators watching from shore.

The 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival was a soggy celebration, especially in the morning. Monks donned umbrellas during the blessing of the boats before the racing began. Organizers said turnout was good, especially considering the weather.


Monks in colorful robes, holding umbrellas, with backs to viewer, bless the dragon boats before racing.






Photos: by Victoria Armour