Dragon Boat

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Chinese culture.

Falling on the 5th day of the 5th month according to Chinese lunar calendar, the Dragon Boat Festival is one of great significance. It has been held annually for more than 2,000 years. The festival commemorates the patriotic poet Qu Yuan (340-278 BC). Many legends circulate around the festival but the most popular is the legend of Qu Yuan.

Each year FCC-Rochester celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival with a family picnic at a local park, typically in June. Watch this page for information about our next FCC-Rochester celebration of the Dragon Boat festival.


A richly decorated dragon boat is anchored on the Love River in Kaohsiung in preparation for the Dragon Boat Festival

Dates for 2018 TBD