Books by Lilian Darcy (Author of The Sweetest Thing)
Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Chinese Dragon Boat Festival – Duan Wu Jie ???
The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Dragon Boat Festival is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. The Dragon Boat Festival is a celebration where many eat rice dumplings zongzi , drink realgar wine xionghuangjiu , and race dragon boats. Other activities include hanging icons of Zhong Kui a mythic guardian figure , hanging mugwort and calamus, taking long walks, writing spells and wearing perfumed medicine bags.
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. In , it occurred on 30 May; in , on 18 June; and, in , on 7 June. This is pronounced variously in different Chinese languages. All of these names lit. In Korea, the holiday is called Dano.
Happy Dragon Boat Festival!
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