Awakening The Dragon: The Dragon Boat Festival
- Number of Pages: 24
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
In ancient times, the Chinese saw the dragon as both a protector along with a threat, able to bring on rain or trigger droughts. From the Hardcover edition. From the wearing of fragrant pouches, to the consumption of rice dumplings, to thrilling boat races, the dragon boat festival of nowadays is truly a celebration of Chinese traditions all more than the planet. Arlene Chan, a respected librarian and an experienced dragon boat racer, explores the origins of the festival, it's customs, at the same time as the races themselves. Beautifully detailed illustrations by Song Nan Zhang let you experience the beauty and energy of this ancient festival. To honor this potent creature, people created lengthy narrow boats that they raced in an annual rainmaking festival.
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