Taiwan 2013 Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Taipei, Yilan, Kaohsiung & Chiayi

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Taiwan 2013 Dragon Boat Festival celebrations and dragon boat racing championships are to be held in Taipei City, New Taipei City, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, and Yilan.
May 27, 2013 -- Updated 17:17 share on twitter share on facebook share on plurk share on Weibo
New Taipei City Dragon Boat Championship (photo: Proboss)

New Taipei City Dragon Boat Championship (photo: Proboss)

Dragon Boat Festival is a significant Chinese festival celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Out of all major Taiwan festivals, Dragon Boat Festival has the longest history with many stories telling its origin. During the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, there are various beliefs and traditions that ethnic Chinese do, such as racing dragon boats, eating glutinous rice dumplings (Zhongzi), children wearing fragrant sachets, as well as standing an egg at 12:00 noon.

This year, 2013 Dragon Boat Festival falls on a Wednesday, the 12th of June, 2013. It will be highlighted and celebrated by dragon boat races in Taiwan, which was originally meant to the attempts to rescue Qu Yuan. This lively and colorful tradition continued for centuries. Today, dragon boat races are held in various Taiwan cities such as Taipei City, New Taipei City, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, and Yilan.

The following is a list of 2013 Dragon Boat Festival celebrations & dragon boat racing championships in Taiwan.

2013 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival
Date: 2013/6/8-6/9 & 6/12
Location: Dajia Riverside Park
(Please visit the official web site of 2013 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival-http://2013dragonboat.tpec.edu.tw/bin/home.php for more information (currently only partial information provided in English))

New Taipei City Dragon Boat Championship (photo: Proboss)

New Taipei City Dragon Boat Championship (photo: Proboss)

2013 New Taipei City Dragon Boat Championship (2013 New Taipei City Speaker Cup)
Date: 2013/06/08-2013/06/09
Time: 07:00-17:00
Location: Bitan Scenic Area
(Please visit the official web site of 2013 New Taipei City Dragon Boat Championship-http://ntpc-dragonboat.com.tw/articles.php?id=3 for more information (currently only available in Mandarin))

2013 Taoyuan Longtan Dragon Boat Festival
Date & Time:
2013/06/11 Tuesday (09:00-17:00)
2013/06/12 Wednesday (09:00-17:00)
Location: Longtan Pond
(Please visit the official web site of 2013 Taoyuan Longtan Dragon Boat Festival-http://www.sy.url.tw/page01.html (currently available only in Mandarin) for more information)

New Taipei City Dragon Boat Championship (photo: Proboss)

New Taipei City Dragon Boat Championship (photo: Proboss)

2013 Lukang Dragon Boat Festival
Place: Lukang Township
Time: 2013/5/11 – 6/12

2013 Chiayi Dragon Boat Championship
Location 1: Budai Town
Date: 2013/06/08 Saturday

Location 2: Donshih Town
Date: 2013/06/12 Wednesday

2013 Kaohsiung Zhongyun Fishing Port Traditional Dragon Boat Race
Date: 2013/06/08-2013/06/10
Location: Zhongyun Fishing Port

2013 Kaohsiung International Dragon Boat Race
Date: 2013/06/09-2013/06/12
Location: Love River (in between Zhongzhen Bridge & Kaohsiung Bridge)

2013 Yilan Dragon Boat Championship
Location 1: Dongshan River Water Park
Date: 2013/06/11-2013/06/12

Location 2 : Yilan River
Date: 2013/06/11-2013/06/12

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