Happy Dragonboat Festival!

We went to see Taipei’s races this year.

Dragon boat

It rained a wee bit but I still managed to get sunburnt. For the first time ever we participated in the tradition of balancing an egg on end at high noon.

A balancing act

Only Ahji’s attempt was successful, but that’s enough to bring good luck and fortune to the family.

Eggs on end

Jaylene made this great cardboard dragonboat at school.

DIY Dragonboat

DIY Dragonboat

And we had our own dragonboat races at home by cutting down a shoebox to make a couple of boats. We added to the authenticity by including a drum, but we decided we wanted two dragonheads on our boats.

DIY Dragonboat