Dragon Boats in Yilan

Near to where I was staying in Yilan County, there is a water park, where Dragon Boats are based and they just hosted a Dragon Boat festival. Unfortunately I didn’t see the festival itself, due to lack of organisation, but had the opportunity to film some of the try outs. This is one of the few times I have seen them, so I decided to go the extra mile and besides making this post, I also made a short video (below) to learn and share a few facts about this festival, a tradition of more than 2000 years.

Photos and words are great at connecting us with whats going on, but video I feel, adds a more immersive “matter of fact” depiction and less for the imagination to do, so here is a short video of the dragon boat practice, with a few facts thrown in for added value.

I hope you found this informative, I really enjoy spending time focusing on these festivals and cultural events, I feel they connect us with our humanity, our sense of belonging and society, in so many ways, growing community, to come together, in a cool looking boat, facing a difficult challenge together, thanks for reading, Sam.

Author: Sam

I'm a multi-media artist, working with drawing, painting, textiles and motion expression, I have been living in Asia for the last 6 years, I'm originally from Wales, in the UK, thanks for seeing my work, please get in touch if you'd like to discuss, my works are available to buy from my shop. Please consider supporting my work, you can purchase something from my shop, all support is greatly appreciated.

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