2016鹿港慶端陽活動官網   
協辦單位
  「鹿港慶端陽活動」緣起於民國67年鹿港民俗才藝活動,延續至今,以行銷鹿港古蹟、人文、工藝、文化、美食…等為主,「鹿港慶端陽系列活動」自2006年擴大舉辦以來,已成為國內重要的節慶活動之一,名列交通部觀光局「全國12大節慶活動」之一,更入選交通部觀光局的「臺灣觀光年曆」,儼然成為臺灣最重要的觀光資源,而在鹿港陸續榮獲「微笑之鄉」、「臺灣十大觀光小城」以及舉辦「2012臺灣燈會」之後,更是聲名大噪。
  端午節雖然在臺灣多個縣市會舉辦龍舟競賽,但在中部地區只有鹿港舉辦龍舟競賽,比賽場地最原先是在福鹿溪,10多年前福鹿溪因工程整修而移到彰濱吉安水道,去年在地方民眾的期待之下重返福鹿溪。今年為提供民眾更優質更舒適觀賞龍舟競賽空間,特舉辦夜間龍舟賽,讓更多人體驗夜遊鹿港的氛圍,鹿港慶端陽活動,已經成為臺灣各地民眾及當地鄉親年年期待的嘉年華;我們以文化、體育和觀光來進行城市交流,以體能健身方式來歡渡,賦予這個節日更重要的意義。

協辦單位
2016鹿港慶端陽活動官網
龍王祭
  彰化縣鹿港鎮「龍王祭」為全台特有之民俗儀式,每年農曆五月端午龍舟下水前,鹿港皆會恭迎「龍王尊神」遶境並迎同「水仙尊王」,舉行「龍王祭典‧開光點睛‧下江祈福」典禮,祈求活動「順利‧平安‧圓滿」並為活動揭開序幕。
  活動隊伍由龍山寺出發,至鹿港天后宮迎請水仙尊王神像,前往福鹿溪龍舟競賽場地,進行祈福點睛儀式。

國際龍舟錦標賽
2016鹿港慶端陽活動官網
國際龍舟錦標賽
  比賽場地最原先是在福鹿溪,10多年前福鹿溪因工程整修而移到彰濱吉安水道,去年在地方民眾的期待之下重返福鹿溪。
  今年隊伍總共超過百隊參加,其中共包含多隊國際隊伍參加龍舟競賽,比賽更具可看性,也使國外朋友藉此活動來到鹿港體驗傳統民俗,以文化、體育和觀光來進行國際交流。

端午節慶巡禮
2016鹿港慶端陽活動官網
端午節慶巡禮
  包含宮廟活動、立蛋、藝文展演、傳統民俗活動…等一系列的活動,於統一渡假村、文武廟、鹿港老街、藝文館等地點舉辦。另外,彰濱工業區有四大特色博物館,包括彰濱秀傳健康園區、台明將台灣玻璃館、緞帶王觀光工廠、白蘭氏健康博物館,彰濱四大博物館為歡慶端午假期都配合規劃了深具特色的活動。此外,「魯班公宴」於統一渡假村鹿港文創會館展出台灣各地知名工藝家作品,包含木雕、漆器、陶藝、燈籠、錫藝、女紅等作品,以宴桌形式呈現,每一件都非常精緻細膩,非常值得一窺究竟。

About Lukang Dragon Boat Festival

About Lukang Dragon Boat Festival
  “Lukang Dragon Boat Festival” originated as a folklore activity in 1978. Continuing to this day, it markets the historic monuments, humanistic scenes, handicraft, culture, gourmet food and more in Lukang. Held in an expanded and extended scale, the “Lukang Dragon Boat Festival” has become an important program from 2006 during the festival in Taiwan and listed as one of the “12 Major Festivals in Taiwan.” In addition, it was also introduced in the “Sightseeing Calendar of Taiwan” by the Bureau of Tourism, becoming one of the most important sightseeing events, after receiving the awards of “The Township of Smile,” “Top 10 Sightseeing Towns in Taiwan,” and the sponsoring of “2012 Taiwan Lantern Festivals.”
  Although dragon boat contests are held in various towns and cities in Taiwan on the same day, there is only one place in central Taiwan that sponsors dragon boat competition on the Dragon Boat Festival – Lukang. Originally, the contest was held at Fulu River. Due to construction along the river, the location was moved to Jian Duct in Changhua Coast about a decade ago. Last year, with anticipation of local citieens the race will return back to Fulu River. It is the first time to hold the dragon boat race in the evening this year just to provide people a more comfortable space for watching the race. It also hopes to allow more people to enjoy the nocturnal mood of Lukang. Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival at Lukang has become a highly expected carnival for people coming from different places of Taiwan as well as local folks. We conduct exchanges between cities with culture, sports, and tourism, and spend a happy holiday with exercises, giving this event more important meanings.

Dragon Worship
  “Dragon worship” is the only folk activity held before launching the dragon boat onto the water on the Dragon Boat Festival in the 5th lunar month. In the rite, Lukang people pray to the deity and request the “Dragon King” to patrol around the neighborhood and invite the “Water Deity” to accompany him to sponsor the “Dragon King Rite, Dotting the Dragon Eyes Ritual, and Blessing for the Launch of the Dragon Boat.” Holding the rite, all the participants pray to the deity for his blessings, and hope the activity to be held “successfully, peacefully, and perfectly.”
  The parade begins at Longshan Temple and finish at Lukang Tianhou Temple, where they invite the Water Deity to the contest ground by Fulu River. Then, they dot the eyes of the dragon boats before launching them onto the river.

International Dragon Boat Race
  About a decade ago, a contest was held on Fulu River, it moved to Jian Duct at Changhua Coast because of a construction project there. Much anticipated by local people, the contest will return back to Fulu River last year.
In this year, there will be more than one hundred international teams participating in this contest. Promised to be very exciting, in this international exchange, all the international participants will have the chances to learn more about the folklore, culture, and sports in Lukang.

A Tour to the Dragon Boat Festival
  On that day, a series of activities, including temple fairs, standing eggs, literary and art exhibitions and performances, folk activities, and more will be held at the Uni-Resort, Wenwu Temple, Lukang Old Street, Assembly Hall, and more. In addition, there are four major museums – the Chang Bing Show Chwan Health Park, Taiwan Glass Gallery, “Ribbon King”Ribbon Culture Factory, and BRAND’s Health Museum at Changhua Coastal Industrial Park. During the Dragon Boat Festival holiday these museums always prepare exciting programs for visitor. In addition, in the “Crafts exhibition” held in Lukang Creative Cultural Industry Gallery at Uni-Resort, there will be the exhibitions of woodcarving, lacquerwares, pottery crafts, lanterns art, tin crafts, embroidery art, and more. These fine arts and crafts are displayed in the manner of a banquet, offering visitors a refined feast of arts and crafts.