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Dragon Boat Racing Practice

Practicing for the big Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association Dragon Boat Races at Portland's Rose Festival.  For more information, see http://www.rosefestival.org/events/dragonboatraces/

Per Wiki:

A Dragon boat (Traditional Chinese: 龍舟or 龍船; Simplified Chinese: 龙舟 or 龙船; Hanyu Pinyin: lóngzhōu, lóngchuán) is a very long and narrow human powered boat used in the team paddling sport or Dragon boat racing which originated in China.

For racing events, dragon boats are always rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails and are required to carry a large drum aboard. At other times the decorative regalia is usually removed, although the drum often remains aboard for training purposes.

Dragon boat races are traditionally held to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan, making dragonboating the only sport to be celebrated as a national holiday. The Chinese calendar date is 5/5 which usually corresponds to a date in June.


Dragon Boat Racing Practice

Practicing for the big Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association Dragon Boat Races at Portland's Rose Festival.  For more information, see http://www.rosefestival.org/events/dragonboatraces/

Per Wiki:

A Dragon boat (Traditional Chinese: 龍舟or 龍船; Simplified Chinese: 龙舟 or 龙船; Hanyu Pinyin: lóngzhōu, lóngchuán) is a very long and narrow human powered boat used in the team paddling sport or Dragon boat racing which originated in China.

For racing events, dragon boats are always rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails and are required to carry a large drum aboard. At other times the decorative regalia is usually removed, although the drum often remains aboard for training purposes.

Dragon boat races are traditionally held to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan, making dragonboating the only sport to be celebrated as a national holiday. The Chinese calendar date is 5/5 which usually corresponds to a date in June.


comments (5)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 May 2007, 09:56
Wow, Kay. I've never heard of this. And it's coming up soon, I see. Is Portland doing anything special for today??

Have a great holiday!
Kay: Hi Ginnie, there are several memorial ceremonies going on at military cemeteries around the area today, as there are across the U.S. I'm sure. My thoughts are with all who are or have been affected by the tragedies in the current and past wars.
Nice, Kay. There was a dragon boat racing festival here in the UK a couple of weeks ago...gutted that I missed getting some shots!
Kay: Hi Bridge, I have a couple more to post so you'll be seeing a few of them. smile
Me gusta como has recortado la foto, haciéndola panorámica. Has puesto mucha informacion sobre el evento smile

I like since you have trimmed the photo, doing it panoramic. You have put much information on the eventsmile
Kay: Hello Jose,
Thank you very much for your comment! smile
nice crop for this shot, lovely composition
Kay: Thank you, Dotun smile
  • Ellie
  • 29 May 2007, 00:06
Oooh, not that looks great fun smile
Kay: Hi Ellie, Yes it does! And the best thing? It's easy to sign up and join a club if you have the physical strength for this type of sport. (I don't.)

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