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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 93. Chapters: Canoeing, Dragon boat racing, Kayaking, Rafting, Portage, Whitewater, Outline of canoeing and kayaking, Playboating, Whitewater kayaking, Creeking, Duanwu Festival, Outrigger canoeing, Canoe polo, International Scale... Viac o knihe

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 93. Chapters: Canoeing, Dragon boat racing, Kayaking, Rafting, Portage, Whitewater, Outline of canoeing and kayaking, Playboating, Whitewater kayaking, Creeking, Duanwu Festival, Outrigger canoeing, Canoe polo, International Scale of River Difficulty, Kayak roll, Canoe camping, Timber rafting, Whitewater canoeing, Crossing the Ditch, Squirt boating, Watercraft paddling, Chasse-galerie, Canoe & Kayak UK, River rafting ride, Viking Kayak Club, Sir Alexander Mackenzie Canada Sea-to-Sea Bicentennial Expeditions, Kayak diving, Spraydeck, Chundan Vallam, Canoe livery, Surf kayaking, Kayak fishing, Raft guide, Canoe diving, Playspot, Canoe sailing, Las Balsas, C-to-C Roll, Canoe orienteering, Balseros, Kingston Royals Dragon Boat Racing Club, Stand up paddle surfing, British Dragon Boat Racing Association, Berg River Canoe Marathon, Hamilton Island Cup, Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival, Association of International Paddle Sport Federations, Raging Dragons, Fish River Canoe Marathon, Vallam Kali, Cayuco, Dongola racing, Houston Dragon Boat Festival, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, Lyme Bay canoeing tragedy, Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival, Missouri River 340, Breede River Canoe Marathon, Kayak Walk, Freeboating, International Dragon Boat Federation, Scotia Rouge Piranhas, Snowkayaking, Sea sock, Eskimo Rescue, Kluning, Ice canoe, Tuilik, Adrift: 76 Days Lost At Sea, La Balsa, Clapitus, Lethbridge Dragon Boat Festival, Paddle leash, Paddle float. Excerpt: A dragon boat (also dragonboat) is a human-powered boat (Paddled Water Craft) traditionally made of teak wood to various designs and sizes. It is one of a family of Traditional Long Boats found throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. It is now used in the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing which originated in China over 2000 years ago. While competition has taken place annually for more than 20 centuries as part of folk ritual, it emerged in modern times as an international sport in Hong Kong in 1976. For competition events, dragon boats are generally rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. At other times the decorative regalia is usually removed, although the drum often remains aboard for training purposes. Dragon boat races are traditionally held as part of the annual Duanwu Festival or Duen Ng observance in China. 19th century European observers of the racing ritual, not understanding the significance of Duen Ng, referred to the spectacle as a "dragon boat festival". This is the term that has become known in the West. Dragonboat festival racing, like Duen Ng, is observed and celebrated in many areas of east Asia with significant populations of ethnic Chinese living there e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, Riau Islands and Greater China. The date is referred to as the "double fifth" since Duen Ng is reckoned as the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which often falls on the Gregorian calendar month of June, but also rarely May or July. This is because Dueng Ng is reckoned annually in accordance with the traditional calendar system of China, which is a combination of solar and lunar cycles, unlike the Gregorian calendar system. In December 2007, the Chinese government added Duen Ng, Qingming and Mid-Autumn festivals to the schedule of national holidays observed in the People's Republic of China, such is the importance of dragonboating to the Chinese today. Similar to outrig...

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2011
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781157439806

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