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Dragon Boat Awakening Ceremony Scheduled Saturday

(Portland, OR) -- The 2022 Dragon Boat Eye Dotting Ceremony will be held Saturday at the RiverPlace Marina Flag Circle. It's the annual awakening ceremony for the boats so teams can start to practice for the races that'll be held June 11th and 12th as part of the Rose Festival. During the ceremony, the eyes on the dragon boats will be painted red to officially wake them up. It's open to the public and includes lion dancers, a water cannon salute from the Portland Fireboat, and Buddhist Monks leading a prayer ceremony. It starts at 11 o'clock Saturday morning.

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