Dragon Boat Festival 7th, July, 2019
Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) is on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month every year. It is one of the most important traditional festivals in China.
Legends about Dragon Boat Festival.There are many different legends about the festival, but the most famous one is about Qu Yuan,a patriotic poet in ancient China.
Eating Zongzi.Zongzi is a kind of food made with sticky rice and is wrapped withreed or bamboo leaves. It has different shapes and fillings. In the northern part of China, people use red jujube as fillings. In the southern part of China, people use beans, fresh meat, or egg yolk as fillings.
Dragon Boat Racing.Dragon boats look like Chinese dragons. A team of people row a dragon boat together. At the front of the boat, one team member beats a drum to encourage his teammates.It is said that the winning team will bring luck and happiness to the people of their village.