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Boston Dragon Boat Festival

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Boston Dragon Boat Festival

The Boston Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the banks of the Charles River each year. The oldest of its kind in North America, it began in 1979 as a small neighborhood event commemorating the death of Chinese poet and politician Qu Yuan. It now draws over 20,000 people.

Teams from the U.S. and Canada compete on a 500-meter course in 39-foot-long Hong Kong-style dragon boats.

Racing events this year occur June 8-9, and the festival on June 9 features Asian cultural performances, Asian food and arts and crafts representing ancient Chinese traditions.

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