The Duanwu or Dragon Boat Festival, is generally celebrated on
the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, falls on June 7th this
year. It is one of the oldest festivals in China, with a history of more
than 2,000 years.
It is a festival that reminds us of Qu Yuan, an ancient patriotic poet
of the Warring States Periods.
The festival is best known for its dragon-boat races, especially
in the southern provinces where there are many rivers and lakes.
Many people look forward to it and practice boating day and
night several months before the race day. It is obvious that the
festival has become part of life. All people will try their best to turn
up and watch the race, the winner of which will be awarded cup and prize.
On the Dragon Boat Festival in China, it is a custom to eat Zongzi，
which has different shapes and various fillings with reed or bamboo
leaves. It is my favorite part of the festival.
Finally, I wish you all a happy Dragon Boat Festival.