Dragon Boat Festival

Most Chinese festivals are based on generations-old legends that are passed on. The Duan Wu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival) falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. (Image: Seed Goan / Vision Times)

Dragon Boat Festival Activities

Cheered on by thousands and accompanied by the loud sounds of drums, gongs, and firecrackers, long and narrow boats decorated with colorful dragon heads, tails, and scales race in rivers around the world every fifth month of the lunar calendar.

The Duan Wu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival) falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. (Image: Amy Ross via 
flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)

The Legend of the Dragon Boat Festival

Most Chinese festivals are based on generations-old legends that are passed on. These festivals are celebrated, not just for enjoyment, but more for the preservation of traditions and heritage. The Duan Wu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival) falls on the fifth…

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Dragon Boat Festival Activities

Cheered on by thousands and accompanied by the loud sounds of drums, gongs, and firecrackers, long and narrow boats decorated with colorful dragon heads, tails, and scales race in rivers…

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The Origin of the Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, is one of the oldest and most popular traditional Chinese festivals. This…

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The 2017 Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals in Taiwan. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.

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The Legend of the Dragon Boat Festival

Most Chinese festivals are based on generations-old legends that are passed on. These festivals are celebrated, not just for enjoyment, but more for the preservation of traditions and heritage. The…