Happy Dragon Boat Festival

2021/06/11

Happy Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and important celebration in China.

In 2021, Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 14 (Monday). China will have 3 days of public holiday from Saturday (June 12) to Monday (June 14), and we will be back at work on Tuesday, June 15.

It's a traditional festival full of traditions and superstitions, maybe originating from dragon worship; an event on the sporting calendar; and a day of remembrance/worship for Qu Yuan, Wu Zixu, and Cao E.

The festival has long been a traditional holiday in China.

On May 20th 2006 it was selected into the first batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritage items.

In 2008 it was first celebrated as a public holiday in China.

On October 30th 2009 it was added to the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Duanwu Festival(Dragon Boat Festival) is a folk festival celebrated for over 2,000 years, when Chinese people practice various customs thought to dispel disease, and invoke good health.

Some of the most traditional customs include dragon boat racing, eating sticky rice dumplings (zongzi), hanging Chinese mugwort and calumus, drinking realgar wine, and wearing perfume pouches.