2018 Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan

By Editor, TravelKing 發佈日期Updated: 2018/5/8
The event has ended this year.
Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major festivals in Taiwan. This year on June 18th, cities around Taiwan will hold exclusive dragon boat celebrations and competitions.
Photo by Leon

Photo by Leon

Dragon Boat Festival is an ancient tradition with a rich folk tale background which gradually changed into a competitive sport and the modern festival we know today. It is a significant Chinese festival celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Its origin was to commemorate the patriotic poet Qu Yuan. This festival is one of the three major celebrated festivals in Taiwan, together with Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival. Out of all three Taiwan festivals, Dragon Boat Festival has the longest history with many stories telling its origin. During the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, there are various beliefs and traditions that ethnic Chinese do, such as racing dragon boats, eating glutinous rice dumplings (Zhongzi), children wearing fragrant sachets, as well as standing an egg at 12:00 noon. The cities around Taiwan will host their own celebration and dragon boat competition on the fifth day of May in lunar calendar. The following are the dragon boat festivals held around Taiwan.
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Photo by Eva

Taiwan 2018 Dragon Festival Celebrations & Competitions

2018 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival
Date: 2018/06/16(Sat)-06/18(Mon)
Location: Dajia Section, Keelung Riverside Park, Taipei City

2018 Taoyuan Dayuan Dragon Boat Festival
Date: 2018/06/09(Sat)-06/10(Sun)
Location: Ln. 353, Yugang Rd., Dayuan Dist., Taoyuan City

2018 Miaoli Dragon Boat Festival
Date: 2018/06/18(Mon)
Location: Dragon Boat Pier (Zhunan Township, Miaoli County)

2018 Lukang Dragon Boat Festival
Date: 2018/05/26(Sat) and 06/16(Sat)-06/18(Mon)
Location: Kukang, Changhua
The opening ceremony is scheduled on May 26th, along with a series of festive events including evening dragon boat events and concerts. The series of events lasts for a month. Travelers are recommended to stay at Changhua for a night to enjoy the cultural specialty of Kukang.

2018 Tainan City International Dragon Boat Championships
Date: 2018/06/14(Thu)-06/18(Mon)
Location: Anping Canal (No.97-15, Anping Rd., Kaohsiung)

2018 Pingtung Dragon Boat Festival
Date: 2018/06/17(Sun)-06/18(Mon)
Location: Donggang River (No.353, Yanhai Rd., Donggang Town, Pingtung)


The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the long weekend holidays in Taiwan. It would be best to plan and book your schedules in advance.
For online hotel booking: http://www.hotel.com.tw/en/
For more Dragon Boat Festival info: https://www.travelking.com.tw/eng/tourguide/taiwanfestivals/dragonboat-festival.asp

 

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