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The Eye Dotting Ceremony is a popular tradition at CDBF, led by a Buddhist monk and members of the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Academy. (Photo by Jim Medford/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Eye Dotting Ceremony is a popular tradition at CDBF, led by a Buddhist monk and members of the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Academy. (photo by Jim Medford/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Teams compete for the flag at the end of a course. (Photo by Jim Medford/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Teams compete for the flag at the end of a course. (Photo by Jim Medford/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

In Taiwan-style flag catching boats, race teams win by the flag catcher perching on the dragon's head and snatching the flag at the end of a race before the other team. (Photo by Paul Docktor/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

In Taiwan-style flag catching boats, race teams win by the flag catcher perching on the dragon’s head and snatching the flag at the end of a race before the other team. (Photo by Paul Docktor/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Deborah Takahara & Hema Mullur of KDVR Fox 31 served as emcees for the Opening Ceremonies at CDBF 2013.

Deborah Takahara & Hema Mullur of KDVR Fox 31 served as emcees for the Opening Ceremonies at CDBF 2013. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The winner by a dragon's nose! A flag catcher reaches for the flag to win the Dragon Boat Race. (Photo by Paul Docktor/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The winner by a dragon’s nose! A flag catcher reaches for the flag to win the Dragon Boat Race. (Photo by Paul Docktor/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Colorado Flying Dragons team come ashore after capturing the grand prize trophy for the weekend and earning a free invitation to compete at the 2014 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival))

The Colorado Flying Dragons team come ashore after capturing the grand prize trophy for the weekend and earning a free invitation to compete at the 2014 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival))

Members of the Montbello High School Drum Line performed during the CDBF 2013 Opening Ceremonies. The troupe recently returned from a trip to Japan on the newly inaugurated direct flight between Denver and Tokyo. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Members of the Montbello High School Drum Line performed during the CDBF 2013 Opening Ceremonies. The troupe recently returned from a trip to Japan on the newly inaugurated direct flight between Denver and Tokyo. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

One of the highlights of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival's Opening Ceremony is the Dragon Dance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Academy, which features a colorful, 80-foot dragon. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival).

One of the highlights of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s Opening Ceremony is the Dragon Dance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Academy, which features a colorful, 80-foot dragon. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival).

A few brave runners wore costumes to reflect their Chinese Zodiac sign for the first 3.5K Zodiac Dash Fun Run. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce)

A few brave runners wore costumes to reflect their Chinese Zodiac sign for the first 3.5K Zodiac Dash Fun Run. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Colorado Asian Cultural Heritage Center performs a Lion Dance on the Main Stage at CDBF 2013. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Colorado Asian Cultural Heritage Center performs a Lion Dance on the Main Stage at CDBF 2013. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

A Dragon Boar Race team celebrates a win during CDBF 2013. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

A Dragon Boar Race team celebrates a win during CDBF 2013. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The flag gets tossed at the end of a Dragon Boat Race. (Photo by Paul Docktor/Colorado Dragon Boat Fesdtival)

The flag gets tossed at the end of a Dragon Boat Race. (Photo by Paul Docktor/Colorado Dragon Boat Fesdtival)

Denver grafitti artist Ratha Sok painted one of the Dragon Boats for the 13th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Denver grafitti artist Ratha Sok painted one of the Dragon Boats for the 13th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Moderate temperatures helped make the first day of the 2013 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival a record-breaker. Over the entire weekend, more than 115,000 visitors enjoyed the festival. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Moderate temperatures helped make the first day of the 2013 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival a record-breaker. Over the entire weekend, more than 115,000 visitors enjoyed the festival. (Photo by Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Mayor Michael B. Hancock addresses the crowds during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2013 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (Photo by Jon Yamamoto/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Mayor Michael B. Hancock addresses the crowds during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2013 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (Photo by Jon Yamamoto/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

CDBF 2013 Opening Ceremonies VIPs included, from left, Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock  and Denver City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd. Behind are Consul General of Japan at Denver Ikuhiko Ono and his wife Eiko. (Photo by Jon Yamamoto/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

CDBF 2013 Opening Ceremonies VIPs included, from left, Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd. Behind are Consul General of Japan at Denver Ikuhiko Ono and his wife Eiko. (Photo by Jon Yamamoto/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock participates in the Eye-Dotting Ceremony to awaken the spirits of the Dragon Boats at CDBF 2013. (Photo by Jon Yamamoto/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock participates in the Eye-Dotting Ceremony to awaken the spirits of the Dragon Boats at CDBF 2013. (Photo by Jon Yamamoto/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The CDBF Opening Ceremonies honored the festival's 2013 Honorary Chair, Kimiko Side (left) and Honorary Patron, Mercedes del Rosario Huang, positive role models for the Asian community. (Photo by Jon Yamamoto/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The CDBF Opening Ceremonies honored the festival’s 2013 Honorary Chair, Kimiko Side (left) and Honorary Patron, Mercedes del Rosario Huang, positive role models for the Asian community. (Photo by Jon Yamamoto/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Academy performa  dynamic Lion Dance on the CDBF 2013 Main Stage. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Academy perform a dynamic Lion Dance on the CDBF 2013 Main Stage. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival's Martial Arts Stage showcases authentic Asian martial arts traditions. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s Martial Arts Stage showcases authentic Asian martial arts traditions. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Queen of Viretnamese Church has a popular booth each year at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival's Taste of Asia food court. This year CDBF featured two food courts. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Queen of Vietnamese Church has a popular booth each year at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s Taste of Asia food court. This year CDBF featured two food courts. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival's Martial Arts Stage showcases authentic Asian martial arts traditions. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s Martial Arts Stage showcases authentic Asian martial arts traditions. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Mudra Dance Studio brings classical and contemporary Indian dance to the CDBF stage. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Mudra Dance Studio brings classical and contemporary Indian dance to the CDBF stage. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Mudra Dance Studio got audience members of all ages involved and dancing to Indian rhythms. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Mudra Dance Studio got audience members of all ages involved and dancing to Indian rhythms. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Audience members were invited to join the Denver Buddhist Temple Minyokai Dancers in  traditional Japanese Obon dances. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Audience members were invited to join the Denver Buddhist Temple Minyokai Dancers in traditional Japanese Obon dances. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Young and old alike enjoyed the Japanese Obon Dance at CDBF 2013. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Young and old alike enjoyed the Japanese Obon Dance at CDBF 2013. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Thailand was the featured country in Gateway To Asia, and Thai performances were featured on the Gateway and Main stages, including Thai Harmony here. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Thailand was the featured country in Gateway To Asia, and Thai performances were featured on the Gateway and Main stages, including Thai Harmony here. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Orange Crunch, a food cart that serves Filipino Empanadas, shows off its medals for Best Entree and Best Overall from the CDBF Culinary Contest judges. They won the same awards in 2012. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Orange Crunch, a food cart that serves Filipino Empanadas, shows off its medals for Best Entree and Best Overall from the CDBF Culinary Contest judges. They won the same awards in 2012. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Somme food vendors serve unique items created just for the festival, like Dae Gee Korean BBQ's Kimchi Fried Rice Balls. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Somme food vendors serve unique items created just for the festival, like Dae Gee Korean BBQ’s Kimchi Fried Rice Balls. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Thailand was the featured country in CDBF 2013's Gateway to Asia, and the Royal Thai Consulate in Los Angeles was on hand to serve samples of exotic Thai fruits and host demonstrations of the art of Thai Fruit Carving all weekend. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Thailand was the featured country in CDBF 2013’s Gateway to Asia, and the Royal Thai Consulate in Los Angeles was on hand to serve samples of exotic Thai fruits and host demonstrations of the art of Thai Fruit Carving all weekend. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Denver Taiko, the Japanese drum group, is one of the headliners for the festival. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

Denver Taiko, the Japanese drum group, is one of the headliners for the festival. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Wendy Woo Band rock the Band Stage, where Asian American performers show that the community isn't just about traditional dance and music. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

The Wendy Woo Band rock the Band Stage, where Asian American performers show that the community isn’t just about traditional dance and music. (Photo by Gil Asakawa/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival)

A Taste of Hmong was the first-ever Hmong food vendor in CDBF's Taste of Asia food court.

A Taste of Hmong was the first-ever Hmong food vendor in CDBF’s Taste of Asia food court.

 

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