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The Dragon Festival 2009 is an event taking place over the weekend of July 2, 2009. It was announced in the Guild Wars login announcements:

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, July 2 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 5.


Redecorated towns[]


1. Note: The Boardwalk games did NOT end at occurrence of Final Event but continued for 12 more hours until Monday July 6th at Noon PDT (3pm EDT or 7pm UTC) when all players where kicked out of area back to main part of Shing Jea Monastry.


Imperial Guard Hanso (in Shing Jea Monastery)



The missions, which are available for 30 minutes from the times listed, are obtained from Captain Rujiyo in Shing Jea Monastery.

Days Events Hours
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and Rollerbeetle Races Noon July 02 - Noon July 06
Friday, July 3rd, 2009 Mission One: Haiju Lagoon 4:00 AM Noon 8:00 PM
Mission Two: Jaya Bluffs 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Midnight
Saturday, July 4th, 2009 Mission Three: Tsumei Village 2:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Mission Four: Seitung Harbor 4:00 AM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 5th, 2009 Mission Five: Tsumei Village 1:00 AM 7:00 AM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mission Six: Seitung Harbor 3:00 AM 9:00 AM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM
Mission Seven: Shing Jea Monastery 5:00 AM 11:00 AM 5:00 PM 11:00 PM

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time, which is -7 GMT. Missions will be available for 30 minutes.

Dragon Festival 2009 Finale[]

The Dragon Festival Finale (2009) took place on the 5th of July 2009 and once again Emperor Kisu returned to give his annual speech. If during the previous days you had managed to collect 250 Victory Tokens, you were able to exchange them for this years Dragon Festival mask, "The Imperial Dragon Mask".


  • The event started two hours late due to technical issues.
  • Surprisingly, Sheng Yi offers Birthday Cupcakes as token rewards during the event. Regina Buenaobra confirms it as a coding error, but does not want to go through the hassle of implementing another live update to remove it.

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