WHAT IS DRAGON BOATING?
Originating in China in the 4th century BC, Dragon Boating honors the death of the Chinese poet and statesman Qu Yuan. Repeatedly slandered and prosecuted by the controlling political regime, Qu Yuan decided to end his life by throwing himself into the swift currents of the Milo River. News of his death spread quickly resulting in local fishermen taking to their boats in a vain attempt to save him.
For years following the death of Qu Yuan, local fishermen carried on the tradition of racing out into the river. Over time, this tradition has developed into modern day dragon boat racing.
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