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Dragon Boat Festival Holiday


    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.

    Dragon Boat Festival Facts

    Chinese: 端午节[duān wǔ jié]

    Date: 5th day of 5th lunar month

    History: more than 2,000 years

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

     Portrait of Qu Yuan