This year, we partnered with the Kansas City Public Library — Plaza Branch to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.
The event kicked off with a dragon dance and then patrons were invited to try their hand at making origami dragon boats. The completed projects were then raced down ‘water’ to see who could rescue Qu Yuan. Winners were awarded with a poster.
Also at the library, was a display featuring a giant origami dragon as well as the story of the festival and some items commonly associated with the event, like zhong zi.
For a history of Qu Yuan and the festival, you can read our piece from last year.
The activity was popular with many children and some adults! Thank you, KCPL-Plaza for allowing us to partner with you and help celebrate Chinese culture!