12 June, 2021


Lisa Hanson

We celebrated the Festival with a Pot Luck Dinner function at the Equippers on 12 June 2021.

The Dragon Boat Festival is a huge cultural festival in China, commemorating the death of a famous poet and statesman, Qu Yuan, and celebrated with dragon boat racing and home-made Zong Zi. We couldn’t bring out the boats and paddles here in Dunedin, but we had a wonderful evening with family, filled with games and treats.

It’s safe to say, we have some competitive kids in OSCA, who could potentially become the next Otago Dragon boat racing team!

We had our own version of dragon boat racing, with inflatable life rafts, and we had some of our own prepare some Zong Zi. It was great to see families come out and contribute their wonderful cooking to the pot luck and to meet all the families in our community.

We hope to continue the celebration of this event, and maybe sometime soon, start up our own dragon boat racing team.