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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Why Not Join a Dragon Boat Team?

If you’re looking for a good workout, then joining a dragon boat team could fit well into your regimen. To be part of a dragon boat team is to join 21 other people on a large wooden boat, where you paddle in unison towards the finish line. It has gained in popularity not only in Asia but all over the world.

Awakening the Dragon - The Dragon Boat Festival
Awakening the Dragon - The Dragon Boat Festival
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The Ultimate Dragon Boat Book!
  • Explore the origins of the Dragon Boat Racing Festival
  • Chinese Customs
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Beautiful illustrations, written by an experienced dragon boat racer
A must-read this season!



There is a bit of history that goes with the sport. Dragon boat racing is a team paddling sport that originated in China, but some historians date it as far back as the first Olympics in Greece.

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
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Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes.
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China commemorates and celebrates the tradition during the Duanwu Festival, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival. Its date is known as the double fifth as it is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which most usually falls in June. Many dragon boat races take place globally to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.

Mooncakes and Hungry Ghosts, Festivals of China by Stepanchuk and Wong
Mooncakes and Hungry Ghosts, Festivals of China by Stepanchuk and Wong
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Excellent book!
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So going back to your workout, it definitely is the best time to get involved in the sport. With June fast approaching, many teams will be stepping up their training, and will be looking for new people to join their teams.

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