LOOK: The importance of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Why do people really care about the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival? It’s not just the amazing craftsmanship and athletics.

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Why do people really care about the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival? It’s not just the amazing craftsmanship and athletics.31

“We were tired of being invisible in the mainstream media and in the community at large,” says Gil Asakawa. “So it seemed like the right thing to do to celebrate our diversity by using this ancient Chinese tradition of dragon boat racing.”

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