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The Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on May 5th on lunarcalendar. It is a folk festival widely spread with a history of over 2,000 years, and is one of the most important Chinese festivals as well. There are various celebrating activities on that day, among which the customs of eating rice dumplings and dragon boat racing are quite important.

Dragon Boat Festival customs

What to eat on Dragon Boat Festival?

Glutinous rice filled with meat, nuts or bean paste and wrapped in bamboo leaves. It is associated with Dragon Boat Festival with historical meaning.The custom of eating zongzi is now popular in North and South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asian nations.

What to do on Dragon Boat Festival?

Dragon boat racing is an indispensable part of the festival, held all over the country. As the gun is fired, people will see racers in dragon-shaped canoes pulling the oars harmoniously and hurriedly, accompanied by rapid drums, speeding toward their destination.

Overall, the Dragon Boat Festival is very interesting!

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