Lukang Dragon Boat Festival Activities Series – Dragon God Ceremony and Dragon Boat Launching Ceremony on May 22nd, 2021.
After Changhua County Mayor, Wang Hui-mei, tossed the divination blocks, the date May 22 was chosen by the deity for Dragon God Ceremony, as the prelude to the 2021 Lukang Dragon Boat Festival activities, and Dragon Boat Launching Ceremony. This is the largest dragon boat racing with the longest history in central Taiwan. Everyone is welcome to participate in these important folk ceremonies.
This year, Dragon God Ceremony also starts at Lung-shan Temple. Lukang is the only place that holds Dragon God Ceremony in Taiwan. Changhua County major would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy the festival. On the day of the Dragon God Ceremony, the dragon boat and festival array will march along the street, accompanying the Dragon God in the pilgrim. In addition, the “Dragon God and Consecration Ceremony – The Launching of Dragon Boat Festival and Blessing”will be held. It announces the coming of the Dragon Boat Festival.
“Lukang Dragon Boat Festival” is the largest dragon boat festival with longest history in Taiwan. A series of exciting activities will be held for it to show the heritage and vitality of Lukang. People are welcome to Lukang to taste good food, travel around the historic monuments and have fun with folklores.