A dragon boat is a human powered boat traditionally made of teak wood. Dragon boat racing originated in south central China more than 2500 years ago. Dragon boating is an ancient ceremonial, ritualistic and religious tradition. Dragon boat racing is the basis for annual water rituals and festival celebrations and for the traditional veneration of the Asian dragon water deity. Traditionally, in China, dragon are rulers of rivers, lakes and seas. Boston is home to North Americas longest running Dragon Boat Festival held annually on the Charles River. This years festival is June 11th and 12th. The pin was released in the cafe March 4, 2011. Painted style. 5 lines print. Logo - Musical Theme - Guitars Drums Logos etc Pattern. This pin was sold through retail and/or online. Base Material is Gold Appearance