Community, Lifestyles

2011 Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival

We attended the 12th Annual Asian Festival and 6th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius, NC.  The festival celebrates Asian cultures, diversity, ethnicity, roots and history. I will post a video when I have more time. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/23518954 w=500&h=400] A moment of silence for victims in Japan. Drum rolling for… Continue reading 2011 Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival

Community, Lifestyles

2010 Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival

This is our second year attending the Charlotte Dragon Boat festival, my dad and second sister also came along.  We got there in time for the dragon dance.  Back in the days, the dragon dance was performed originally by farmers to appease the dragon king so that he would send rain to their parched lands. … Continue reading 2010 Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival

Community, Cultural

Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part IV Ms. Asian Festival Pageant

Continued from Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part III Cultural Program I really don't know who won the beauty pageant.  The panel of  judges were there, and it rained shortly after the Pageant, so I'm not sure if they announced the winner. But you can be the judge, here are Ms. Asian Festival Pageant contestants...… Continue reading Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part IV Ms. Asian Festival Pageant

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Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part III Cultural Program

Continued from: Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part II the Parade of Nations The cultural program began with a Hmong dance, Lub neej toj siab. Thai Dance of Sweet Benediction. With the word 'Splash' in the background, this made me think of the little mermaid. Burma, Kyamabawa Ma Hnin Si dance. Her skirt tail was… Continue reading Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part III Cultural Program

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Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part II the Parade of Nations

Continued from Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival - Part I the Dragon Boat Race The cultural program started off with the traditional dragon dance from Peaceful Dragon Academy. This is the 10th Annual Asian Festival, so the Parade of Nations consist of representatives from many countries in Asia.  The parade started with Cambodia. Cambodia is moving… Continue reading Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part II the Parade of Nations

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Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part I the Dragon Boat Race

I learned about the Asian Festival, the Charlotte Dragon Boat Race last year and looking forward to this year’s event.  I think due to the fact that it called for thunderstorm on Saturday, not many people were there as the year before, last year‘s festivals attracted more than 6,000 people.  The weather was nice until… Continue reading Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part I the Dragon Boat Race