Dragon Boat

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The Dragon Boat Festival is a Chinese tradition dating back to 2400 years ago. It was originally held to commemorate the death of a poet named Qu Yuan and later developed into a national holiday with dragon boat races. The festival is observed on May 5th in the Chinese Lunar calendar, which usually falls in June on our calendar. Now, dragon boat racing has become a sport in many other countries including the U.S. and Canada.

A dragon boat is long and narrow with a decorated dragon head and tail. It has a large drum, and a team of paddlers will follow the drumbeat to power the boat. Larger dragon boats have other decorations such as flags or ceremonial umbrellas like those shown in the above picture.

3 thoughts on “Dragon Boat”

  1. jingjia says:

    Fantastic idea! Thank you so much!

  2. Julie says:

    very interesting craft

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