Dragon Boat Festival
Planning a meaningful Dragon Boat Festival this year? Want to find a corporate event planning company who can take care of all your event planning needs? Need a company who can take care of the catering, entertainment, and holiday decor, while honoring the tradition and rituals of this important festival? Look no further, Event Solutions is your solution for your next Dragon Boat Festival! Also known as the Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional and nationwide holiday beginning in China. It recalls and shows respect of the life and death of the ancient poet, Qu Yuan, a minister who advocated reforms in China.
About the Festival
The focus of most Dragon Boat Festival celebrations involves eating zhongzi, drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats. Other traditions of this festival are hanging icons of the mythic guardian figure, Zhong Kui, hanging Mugworth and Calamus, going on walks, creating spells, and wearing scented medicine bags. These traditions were put in place to prevent disease, evil, and promotes good health.
While dragon boat racing originally started from ritual, over the past 2,000 years it has turned into a watersport and international sport. Each year dragon boat racing becomes more and more popular, so let’s make sure that this festival is the best one yet!
Tips for Planning a Dragon Boat Festival
There are many factors and considerations to think about when you begin planning for this celebration. Because this festival occurs during spring time, it would be best to host your part at an outdoor location. Spring time is usually hot, and we suggest having lots of shading and tents. It is also important to have enough seats, and many spots for food and beverage stations. We suggest to host this amazing celebration at one of the many gorgeous parks where we throw events, serving incredible food, beautiful decor, and most importantly, a day dedicated to racing traditional Dragon Boats.
Finding the Right Location
Finding the right location can be challenging as the location needs to be close enough to a lake, as boat racing is the number one activity and very significant to the this Festival. Lucky for you, our company has been throwing parties for 30 years and has amazing relationships and resources when it comes to picking the perfect location.
30 Years of Entertainment
This year, let’s make the entertainment at this festival absolutely amazing. Let’s incorporate the amazing rituals and traditions of China, adding in our own flare and entertainment! How about gorgeous displays of Chinese traditional art? How about Chinese acrobats, traditional dance, martial art performances, and live Chinese music.
Some of Our Other Favorite Entertainment….
- Magic Shows
- Kung Fu Demonstrations
- Balancing Acts
- Chinese Face Paint
- Dragon Boat Arts and Crafts
- Team Building
- Live Band/ DJ
- Headline Acts
- Fortune Tellers
- Caricature Artists
- Game Shows
Sophisticated and Beautiful Decor
We believe that the decor of each special event sets the overall feel and atmosphere. This Dragon Boat Festival, let’s surround your party with gorgeous traditional Chinese art, bright colored fabric, pipe and draping, and traditional Chinese lanterns. This festival should not only respect the amazing traditions behind it, but should show it with amazing and beautiful decor. When planning your Dragon Boat Festival, let our company take care of everything. It is our business to learn about different cultures and their celebrations throughout the world. In our 30 years of producing events, you would be astonished by the different type of events we have done, and it’s our responsibility to make them all beautiful. Call Event Solutions today to hear how we can make this important festival unbelievable!
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