Raquette River Dragon Boat Festival 2022

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Name: Raquette River Dragon Boat Festival 2022
Date: July 16, 2022
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Event Description:
  • Dragon boat racing has been dated to the Warring States Period (402-221 BC) in China when a patriotic poet, Qu Yaun, drowned humself in the Milou River out of sorrow when a corrupt kind had destroyed his court. Beloved by his people, they raced their boats in search of his body in an attempt to save him. In order to commemorate Qu Yuan, this practice contines today and traditionally occurs on the 5th day of the 5th Lunar Month. 
  • Dragon Boat Racing is now one of the fastest growing watersports in North America and is an internationally recognized sport. It is currently practiced in more than 50 countries and there are an estimated 50 million action dragon boat paddlers in the world. 
  • This is not a measure of strength, but rather a measure of teamwork and true grit. Teams are encouraged to incorporate both genders, in fact there is a small time penalty for an all male team.
Location:
Postwood Park
Hannawa Falls, NY 13647-13676
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Contact Information:
Christopher LaPoint
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