Apr 14

1st Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Asian Focus is hosting the 1st Annual Dragon Boat Festival for the Greater Triangle Area at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on September 27, 2014.

The Dragon Boat Festival started over 2,300 years ago in southern Mainland China during the Zhou Dynasty. Although there are countless stories about the origin of this holiday, the most popular legend, by far, is that of Qu Yuan – a Confucian sage revered in China for his great works in poetry.

As part of the festival a dragon boat race is held each year. Over time, the race became a sport held worldwide (Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, etc.) and is considered the world’s fastest growing water sport with annual events held in over 60 countries

For more information on the upcoming festival, how you can sign up as a race team, how you can become a sponsor, help volunteer to support the event, or just come to join the celebration; please visit http://dragonboatnc.wix.com/festival for more details.

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