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Itoman Haarii this Sunday

The Itoman Haarii is the oldest dragon boat race on the island. It’s a traditional, unique festivity like nowhere else. During the week before the event, at Santimou, a shrine by a hill in the middle of the village, a gong is struck to announce the coming of the haarii. Racers have diligently practiced for 40 days prior to the event, and their determination is clear for all to see. The Itoman Haarii has more than 20 categories of races.

Event name: Itoman Haarii
Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024
Place: Itoman Fishing Port (603-1 Itoman, Itoman City)
Time: 9:15-15:30 (The races will start at 10:00)
Admission: Free
Parking: Itoman City Hall, Itoman Harbor (North area) *Free shuttle buses
For inquiries: (Itoman Fishermen’s Cooperative office) 098-992-2011