Posts tagged Dragon boat
Posts tagged Dragon boat
Happy Duanwu to all you dragon boat racers!!!
Main article: Qu Yuan
The best-known traditional story holds that the festival commemorates the death of poet Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BCE) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period of the Zhou Dynasty. A descendant of the Chu royal house, Qu served in high offices. However, when the king decided to ally with the increasingly powerful state of Qin, Qu was banished for opposing the alliance; he was accused of treason. During his exile, Qu Yuan wrote a great deal of poetry, for which he is now remembered. Twenty-eight years later, Qin captured Ying, the capital of Chu. In despair, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
It is said that the local people, who admired him, dropped sticky rice triangles wrapped in bamboo leaves into the river to feed the fish. The rice was wrapped so that fish would not eat Qu Yuan’s body and eat the rice instead. This is said to be the origin of zongzi. The local people were also said to have paddled out on boats, either to scare the fish away or to retrieve his body. This is said to be the origin of dragon boat racing.
Wednesdays are my true abilities test. 8 hour day out in the field, 30 min to prep, then off to dragon boat practice for a couple hours!
TODAY is the memorial day for Mr. Wut Yun who’s legend led to today’s dragon boat races!
I love my dragon boat community for taking initiative in safety and saving lives - CPR course El Monte Dragon Boat Training Facility
I love Wednesday night practices!
I love to use ropes in training for dragon boat races!
I love to use ropes to train for dragon boat racing!
Sorry friends and family if I elect not to eat out with you for the next several months. I’m done with resetting my body and am ready to do another bout of weight loss. Although I can eat out once a week! Anyways it’s peak dragon boat season and its time for me to get back into prime shape for this years races!!
Ain’t that the darnest face ever?! “Sino ka” at our spring dragonboat race
The end of 2013 long beach spring race. The busiest I’ve ever been thus far… Steering, coaching, and steering, more coaching and of course more steering. Love for my team for making this event such a positive learning experience and for our newbies who paddled their hearts out! More love for my juniors team the Fireballs! I’m so proud of you all!
Wednesday practice! Booyaa!!