Dragon Boat Festival Taiwan

The Dragon Boat Festival is a major festival celebrated in Taiwan. Once a year, many dragon boat competitions take place around Taiwan cities.

It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. This year, the national holiday falls on Monday 6th June 2011. Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival are the other most celebrated festivals in Taiwan.

Some of the traditions celebrated in Taiwan are dragon boat racing, eating glutinous rice dumplings (Zongzi)and getting together with friends and family. Today, dragon boat races are held in various Taiwan cities such as Hsinchu, Tainan, Taipei, and Yilan, etc.

More information is below on where you can see the races this year.

Eastern Taiwan

2011 Yilan Dragon Boat Championship

Date: 5th – 6th June 2011

Where: Dongshan River Water Park, in between Hoshimen Bridge and Chiho Bridge, Yicheng Bridge of Dongshan Town

Northern Taiwan

2011 Keelung Dragon Boat Festival

Date: 5th – 6th June 2011

Where: Zhenbing Port

2011 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival

Date: 4th – 6th June 2011

Where: Taipei City Dajia Port (500m-long course)

2011 Taoyuan Dragon Boat Race

Date: 4th – 6th June 2011

Where: Longtan Pond, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2011 Hsinchu County Dragon Boat Race

Date: 6th June 2011

Where: Chiho Lake in Xinfong Town, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2011 Hsinchu City Dragon Boat Race

Date: 5th – 6th June 2011

Where: No. 214, Nanliao Street, Hsinchu City, Taiwan

2011 Miaoli Dragon Boat Race

Date: 6th June 2011

Where: Zhunan Town, Miaoli, Taiwan

Central Taiwan

2011 Lukang Dragon Boat Festival

Date: 3rd – 6th June 2011

Where: Lukang Ji An Canal, Lukang, Taiwan

Southern Taiwan

2011 Chiayi Dragon Boat Festival

Date: 6th June 2011

Where: Dongshih Port, Chiayi, Taiwan

2011 Tainan City Dragon Boat Race Championship

Date: 2nd – 6th June 2011

Where: Tainan City Canal (between Anyi Bridge and Chengtian Bridge), Tainan, Taiwan

2011 Kaohsiung International Dragon Boat Race

Date: 3rd – 6th June 2011

Where: Love River (between Zhongzhen Bridge and Kaohsiung Bridge), Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2011 Pingtung Dragon Boat Race

Date: 5th – 6th June 2011

Where: Dongang River (between Donggang Bridge and Jingde Bridge), Pingtung, Taiwan

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