Dragon Boating. and Storytime
Apologies from this Globespotter, who has been stuck in the office editing, and forgot to warn you in advance that today was dragon boating day in Stanley, the seaside area on the south side of Hong Kong Island. Do note that the Tuen Ng festival continues tomorrow, Monday, as a public holiday.. Apologies from this Globespotter, who has been stuck in the office editing, and forgot to warn you in advance that today was dragon boating day in Stanley, the seaside area on the south side of Hong Kong Island. Do note that the Tuen Ng festival continues tomorrow, Monday, as a public holiday. The good news [.]
Row a Boat, but Not Yours
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Hill Staffers, Alumni Row for Glory at DC DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Hill Staffers were among the competitors in the 2015 DC Dragon Boat Festival.
Art Thats a Dragon With Two Heads
FOR most people who grew up in postwar America, China was invisible. One of the worlds poorest, most populous and politically most powerful countries, it was certainly there, but only as an enigma, a four-million-square-mile Forbidden City. No one from the outside (the superstition ran) could get in; no one on the inside could get out. A battened-down version of Marxist Communism, culminating in the fanaticism of the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 70s, was in place, as elaborate in its hierarchies and protocols as any religion or imperial dynasty. Devotion was obligatory; dissent could be lethal.. Exhibition organized by Asia Society in Manhattan, Inside Out: New Chinese Art, features works of 80 artists; it is largest gathering of its kind in West to date, and first to take broad-spectrum look at new work from across Chinese-speaking world, including mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and artists living abroad; photo (L)
The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival | the Beijinger
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Mapped: Seven best places in Hong Kong to watch dragon boat races
Hong Kong. Saved. Save. Save this place onto your Google map. Be the first to review · View larger map. Visible only to you. Learn more. BESbewyBESbewyBESbewy. Sai Kung Dragon Boat Festival, 8am-5pm, carnival from 2pm-5pm, Sai Kung Promenade, .
Weekendist, June 19 - 21: ShPRIDE Theatre Festival.
Weekendist, June 19 - 21: ShPRIDE Theatre Festival, Heaven Summer Dragon Boat Festival, Hockey Night and Fete de la musique. 2015-shanghai-hockey-night-.jpg. Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai.
Word for Word / By the Rule Book;To Drumbeats (Boom!) They Race (Boom!) in Dragon Boats (Boom!)
DRAGON boat racing is the latest tack in corporate Americas ever-widening search for team-player, network-building, community-friendly competition. Imported from Hong Kong in 1991 to promote its cultural and financial ties to New York City, the race dates from 400 B.C., when fishermen tried vainly to rescue the revered but suicidal former court minister Qu Yuan from the carnivorous jaws of the deep. The winning team from last years national competition, a Philadelphia group that has won three years straight, will compete Saturday in Hong Kong for the international championship.
Getting Out of Beijing for DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: Day Trips.
This weekend (June 20-22) is Dragon Boat Festival. Why not take this opportunity to explore the boundaries of this city? The borders of Beijing are home to a number of amazing sights with great historic value, unique cultural��.
Exploring Twin Cities By Canal Boat
LEAD: WE had to board Paradise before 6 P.M., but we just could not find it. Paradise is the name of the new tourist boat that runs overnight between Suzhou and Hangzhou along the Grand Canal. Paradise is also the name that Chinese give to the twin cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou, linked in an ancient Chinese saying that Marco Polo elaborated on when he told the West of the fabulous cities of the East: In heaven, paradise; on earth, Suzhou and Hangzhou.
Pink DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL supports breast cancer survivors
On Saturday, 40 teams will compete in the ninth annual Paddle for Pink Dragon Boat Festival race at Mercer County Park in West Windsor to benefit breast cancer survivors and research. The Blazing Dragon FUSIONs, hailing from Trenton, are an all-womens .
Dragon Boat Festival: who needs the boats? | Sinosplice
One thing that many non-Chinese may not realize is that the average Chinese person doesnt really care about dragon boat races on Dragon Boat Festival. Sure, we.
Annual dragon boat race bonds cultures, survivors.
More than 60 teams compete in the annual dragon boat race, part of the Portland Rose Festival.
Dragon boat races promote Taiwan-Israel cultural exchanges
A team from Israel���the Haifa Lions���is competing in the annual Taipei dragon boat races for the third time, hoping for a better performance than last year. Participation in the races has become a tradition for the Israeli paddlers. This year, the team.
Changsha residents to have taste of Regatta during Dragon Boat festival
Residents of Chinas Changsha city will have their first taste of regatta during the Chinese traditional Dragon Boat festival this year as the Xiangjiang River International Regatta Race will be held at the coming weekend.The race, which is scheduled.
Dragon Boat races draw a crowd at Vancouvers False Creek
Thousands of spectators and paddlers take part in the annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival at False Creek in Vancouver on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Photograph by: Jason Payne, PNG. Dragon Boat races. E-mail this Gallery; Print this Gallery; Share .
Chinese Stocks Stagger to End of Rough Week
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Chinese Reds Mark Festival
. Dragon Boat Festival, Peiping, China
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The Knox Area Rescue Ministries is hosting the 13th annual Dragon Boat Festival, the oldest and largest dragon boat festival in East Tennessee, this coming Saturday, June 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cove at Concord Park. Calling it ���The Race with.
First-ever Save Dragon Point Boat Festival held in Cocoa
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Annual dragon boat race bonds cultures, survivors
Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, dragon boats took to the Willamette river between Marquam and Hawthorne bridges. Over 73 different races took place during the day-long event which concluded with an awards ceremony honoring the victors.
Waterloo Is Ready for Its Festival; Shows and Events
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Quemoy Flies Gift Balloons
. Nationalists fly in thousands of balloons carrying food parcels
Fleeing Music, but Finding It Everywhere
Anthony Tommasini visits Bolzano, Italy, and the castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria and a Grigory Sokolov recital at the Busoni International Piano Festival.. Anthony Tommasini describes various musical experiences he had on a European vacation that was designed to be a complete break from music.
What is the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival?
For thousands of years, the festival has been celebrated by holding dragon boat races and eating zongzi (������) glutinous rice with a vegetable and/or meat filling wrapped in bamboo leaves. Traditions of making the special dish vary across different.
New York Today: Dragon Boats Return
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China Juggles Tombs, Dragon Boats and Marx
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Paddlers feel the heat as Hong Kong celebrates Dragon.
Participants splash water from their dragon boats as part of a celebration to mark the annual Tuen Ng or Dragon Boat Festival at Aberdeen. Photo: Reuters. Dragon boat teams across the city embraced very hot weather��.
Fuse Project exceeds funds goal with DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL still underway
Proving true to its motto that If its not wow, its not worth doing, the Fuse Projects Dragon Boat Festival at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Mobile Bay Causeway had already exceeded its 2015 fund-raising goal by mid-morning Saturday.
Silver anniversary for Hong Kong DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL at.
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (HKDBF-NY) is the biggest multicultural festival in New York and the largest of its kind in the U.S. The HKDBF-NY uses the tradition of dragon boat racing. Teak boats are custom-made by��.
The Changing Face of the Burning Man Festival
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Paddlers are battlers at Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival
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MEDIEVAL BOAT RACE TO OPEN VENICE SEASON
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This weekend in Kansas City: Greek Festival, PorchFest KC, Dragon Boat.
The colorful Dragon Boat Festival is inspired by a tragedy. The politically motivated suicide of poet Qu Yuan in 278 B.C. supposedly compelled his supporters to take to watercraft to prevent fish from consuming his corpse in the Miluo River. Given the.
The Beijingers Complete Guide to the DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL.
. Fathers Day. The Beijinger wishes everyone a great Dragon Boat Festival weekend, Happy Summer, and Happy Fathers Day, and hereby offer you our comprehensive guide to everything going on during these three days.
Dragon boating revelry
Hong Kongs annual dragon boat races combine a fast, furious sport, ancient Chinese lore and an all-out carnival atmosphere.There will be races all month (more info below), but the Stanley races, which take place June 19, are the biggest and most popular. More than 200 teams compete from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. But the party -- on hired junks and yachts ringing the bay, and at packed seaside pubs and restaurants -- goes on late into the night.Dragon boating is a little like Western rowing, only spiced up with the chaos of a Chinatown street festival. Up to 20 paddlers cram, in pairs, into long, narrow wooden boats that -- to the delight of onlookers -- are apt to tipping over at the hands of the unskilled. The front is adorned with a colorful, ornate dragons head. This is also where the drummer sits, to beat out time for the rowers to row to. And whats there not to love about a sport with a designated drummer? At the back is the steerer, like a coxswain.The races are short -- sprints, actually -- done in heats. Its simple enough that everyone from the little kids playing on the beach to the drunk guys on their yachts can follow the action.. Hong Kongs annual dragon boat races combine a fast, furious sport, ancient Chinese lore and an all-out carnival atmosphere. There will be races all month (more info below), but the Stanley races, which take place June 19, are the biggest and most popular. More than 200 teams compete from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. But [.]
In Boat Races, Dragons Roar and Tradition Lives
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Chinese DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL - All About Mannatech
Saturday, June 20, 2015, marks the traditional Chinese holiday of the Dragon Boat Festival. This day is also known as the Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival and occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional lunar calendar. For this��.
Photos: Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver
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Four DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Events to Attend this Weekend.
Hallelujah! The long weekend is coming! Make the most of your Dragon Boat Festival with these events and special deals. Most of these events are capitalizing on the traditional practice of making zongzi over the holiday,��.
Henan university students dress up as Qu Yuan and offer.
Six university students dressed up as Qu Yuan, a poet and statesmen from the Warring Kingdoms period, and offered zongzi to migrant workers this past Thursday to help them celebrate Dragon Boat Festival.
Louis lights up lake at DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL - Peterborough.
Olympian Louis Smith lit up Peterborough Rowing Lake as crowds of people braved the pouring rain at the citys Dragon Boat Festival.
Table Talk: Mandarin Taste to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday
Mandarin Taste, 6125 S. Sheridan Road, will celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday, all day Saturday. Special dishes will include sticky rice with pork and sticky rice with sweet red bean wrapped with bamboo leaves, as well.
All Chungking Takes Half Holiday For Dragon Boats Race on River; Contests Honor Memory of Chinese Poet Who Drowned Himself 2,000 Years Ago -- Firecrackers, Drums, Gongs Make Din
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Formosa Marking Old Fete
. Dragon Boat Festival marked, Formosa
Photo gallery: Dragon Boat Festival
The Indonesian Community of Kansas City (left) competes during the International Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015 on Brush Creek at the County Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The Indonesian Community of Kansas City (China Hands) .
Make Way For Dragons
Meadow Lake at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens will be festooned this weekend with some 90 dragon boats, like the one at left. Their paddling teams will compete in various races as part of the 11th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York. An article by Sandee Brawarsky, Page 40.
Last year, the dragon boat crewed by the Battling Barristers -- lawyers and staff members from Battle Fowler, a Manhattan law firm -- beat every other law firm entered in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. That feat isnt as noteworthy as it sounds: there was only one other law firm among the 24 boats in the contest, whose main sponsor is the Hongkong Bank. Still, JAMES LAWLESS 4TH, an associate at the firm, said, We had a lot of fun.
GET YOUR TICKETS! Heavens DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL party.
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KARM hosts 13th Dragon Boat Festival
KARM started the Dragon Boat festival 13 years ago as a unique event to bring to Knoxville, according to spokeswoman Sue Renfro. (The festival) expresses creativity. Its team-building, its family-friendly, and its a way to help those in need, she.
The dragons are coming! | MNN - Mother Nature Network
This weekend, dragon boats will take to the water in China and in many parts of the world. Its all part of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, a tradition dating back more than 2,000 years. docked dragon boat. A dragon boat��.
Shrewsburys dragon boat festival looks set to be oarsome.
A charity is encouraging residents to join them for a fun-filled day along the River Severn as hundreds of budding oarsmen and women battle it out to be crowned Dragon Boat Champions 2015.