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Mayor Paints the Dragon Eye for Upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

In preparation for the upcoming 2015 Taipei International Dragon Boat Festival, Mayor Ko Wen-je traveled to Quyuan Temple in Beitou to preside over the “dragon eye painting” ceremony on June 7.
During his speech, the mayor pointed out that Quyuan Temple is the only temple in Taiwan who worships the great poet Quyuan as the patron deity.
By taking part in the dragon eye painting ceremony, the mayor hopes that the 2015 Taipei International Dragon Boat Festival competition will be smooth and successful.
According to the mayor, this year’s competition has attracted 240 teams and over 6,000 participants. This sets another new record for the dragon boat event hosted by Taipei City.
When asked by the media whether he will personally take part in the dragon boat race, Ko remarked that he will need to practice beforehand if he is going to try rowing the oars.