Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dragon Boat Festival

A group of us headed out for the Dragon Boat Festival in Lou Gong 鹿港this past weekend, celebrated by many people. This even only happens once a year. From my understanding it originated in China around the time of the Greece Olympic Games. It was in celebration of rice planting. One of the tradition dishes to eat here is a type of rice ball thingy. 

Many people came out to enjoy the festivities.  A few times we had people ask us to take pictures with us because we are American.

Reaching for the Flag at the finish line
Today was a very hot hot hot day, so don't forget to bring your umbrella. Luckily we found one someone forgot on the bus. I hear it is hard to find sunscreen in Taiwan...
There was plenty of food to go around. I bought some watermelon juice and some of the best grape juice I have ever had.

I enjoyed trying to suck the meet out of these tiny shells. First you suck part of the shell out, and spit it, then you have to suck the meat out. By the time you get a little meat you have put a lot of hard work into it.

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