Dragonboat Festival Trip
with Chris Toy
Save the Date
35th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival
June 11, 2017
Join us for an exciting cultural experience along both banks of the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge! Chris Toy will lead this excursion to Boston, where you will sample the cultural and culinary delights of China! This is one cultural experience you won’t want to miss! For more info, please email Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the ancient patriot-poet Qu Yuan who lived from 340-278 B.C. The King banished him. When Qu Yuan heard that his home had been invaded, he drowned himself in the Mi Lo River.
Too late to save him, the people splashed furiously and threw steamed rice wrapped in reed leaf, into the river as a sacrifice to his spirit and to keep the fish from Qu Yuan's body.
Today the boats still race in his honor and there are traditional dances, arts, crafts, and food for visitors to enjoy!
Transportation will be provided by Amtrak Downeaster and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The train departs from Freeport Amtrak Station promptly at 7:40 am. Participants also have the option of boarding at the Portland Amtrak Station - the train leaves Portland at 8:20 am. Please notify us if you plan to board in Portland. Please come prepared to walk! Meals not included in cost.
To register, click here.