Dragon boat racing is steeped in culture, rich with tradition and fairly roaring with excitement.
Imagine hundreds of paddlers churning the waterway in boats festooned with vibrant dragon heads; imagine drummers beating out ferocious rhythms, yelling encouragement to their teammates in intense contests where the difference between winning and losing is sometimes only a fraction of a second.
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Fun Fact: The dragon head and tail are attached to the Dragon Boat only for races. During the inaugural ceremony of a dragon boat race, a Taoist priest or a community civic leader is usually called upon to dot the dragon eyes with red paint; this is a symbolic gesture to bring the dragon to life.