February 6, 2015,
The Dragon Boat Festival took place on October 13 at the Western end of Chagville, Chaguaramas with approximately 20 teams competing in various categories. Aerial Media Trinidad was there to capture the highlights in a fashion and from a view which events like these have never seen before.
HISTORY: In 2006, Chinese Bicentennial Limited (CBL) was established to organise a series of events to commemorate the arrival of the first Chinese persons in Trinidad and Tobago. The signature event of the inaugural celebrations was the introduction of dragon boat racing.
Over the years, the sport of dragon boat racing has grown in popularity and now attracts a wide cross section of the population. Teams from Trinidad and Tobago have competed in several events overseas and have performed exceptionally well.
CBL has maintained the tradition of staging the dragon boat festival on an annual basis on the Sunday nearest October 12 to mark the occasion of the arrival of the Chinese to Trinidad and Tobago.
Dragon boat racing originated in China over 2000 years ago, today, dragon boat racing takes place in several countries in the world including Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, Australia and Trinidad and Tobago.
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