"Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade" Observation Activity


The Tai O dragon boat water parade, a religious activity with more than 100 years of history, is held every year during the Dragon Boat Festival by three fishermen's associations, namely Pa Teng Hong, Sin Yu Hong and Hop Sum Tong. The deity statues from temples in Tai O are put on sacred sampans towed by the dragon boats to parade through Tai O's waters to pacify the wandering water ghosts. This local tradition was inscribed onto the third national list of intangible cultural heritage in 2011.


The observation activity will be held on the day of Dragon Boat Festival. Participants will be invited to observe the dragon boat parade in stilt houses, which is a good opportunity to meet and have dialogues with the local residents. (Docent service will not be provided.)


Date:      30 May 2017 (Tuesday)

Time:      8:45 am – 1:00 pm (stay in Tai O)


Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade