By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) invited the public to
participate in the 2017 Taipei International Dragon Boat Festival activities after performing the traditional eye-dotting ceremony for the event at a local temple on Saturday.
During his address following the ceremony, the mayor invited the public to participate in a series of activities, including dragon boat racing, outdoor fairs, egg balancing, and rice dumpling wrapping during the Dragon Boat Festival event at Dajia Riverside Park from May 28 to May 30.
According to the city’s Department of Sports, this year’s dragon boat race will see the participation of 226 teams from the island and abroad, including Ulan-Ude, Singapore, Haifa, Manila, Shanghai, Nanjing, and other cities. [FULL STORY]