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The Duanwu Festival / Dragon Boat Festival is beginning from 7th June to 9th June

The Duanwu Festival / Dragon Boat Festival is beginning from 7th June to 9th June
Issue Time:2019-06-06



The Duanwu Festival, also often known as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a traditional holiday originating in China, occurring near the summer solstice. It is also known as Zhongxiao Festival (Chinese: 忠孝節; pinyin: Zhōngxiàojié), commemorating fealty and filial piety. The festival now occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar, which is the source of the festival's alternative name, the Double Fifth Festival.[1] The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, so the date of the festival varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar. In 2017, it occurred on 30 May; in 2018, on 18 June; and, in 2019, on 7 June


The story best known in modern China holds that the festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty 

                                                                                                                                   

* Practices and activities

9.1 Dragon boat racing

9.2 Zongzi (rice dumpling)

9.3 Food related to 5

9.4 Realgar wine