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HariiHaarii, better known to most as Dragon Boat races. A tradition that originated in China some 600 years ago to pray for safe voyages for seafarers became a traditional prayer for a life of security in the Ryukyu Kingdom, the festive Harii is now a time for praying for large catches of fish.  It’s also one of the biggest events on the island, with plenty of style, show and fun.

Originally held on May 4th by the lunar calendar.


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