Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Culture Festival launches
Jimei's Dragon Boat Pool hosted the Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Culture Festival when the Jiageng Cup and the Jingxian Cup cross-Strait dragon boat races launched last weekend.
The activities are the first events of this year's Strait Forum. More than 50 dragon boat teams on both sides of the Taiwan Strait participated in the 200-meter and 500-meter straight races as well as the Jimei edition of the China Dragon Boating Tug-of-War Open.
The Dragon Boat Culture Festival features 30 actvities, including classical Chinese reading events, a poetry day, traditional sacrificial ceremonies and a zongzi-making party. New activities this year included a lion dance performed by a Taiwan troupe at the opening performance, a cross-Strait market and an Online Dragon Boat Festival celebrated on the WeChat platform.
By Vivian Zhang
Photos by Zhang Qihui and Lin Binxiang