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Dragon Boat Festival

端午节 duān wŭ jié

dragon boat festival

Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu or Tuen Ng Festival, is a traditional holiday observed annually over 2,000 years in China to commemorate Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), an ancient Chinese patriotic poet. Originated from south China, Dragon Boat Festival enjoys higher popularity in southern areas, such as Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong and Fujian Provinces.

Chinese: 端午节 - duān wǔ jié

Date: 5th day of 5th lunar May, it falls May 30 in year 2017

Traditions: eating Zongzi (sticky rice dumplings) and dragon boat race

Chinese food

zòng zi

粽 子

dragon boat races

sài lóng zhōu

赛 龙 舟