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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival
Issue Time:2016-06-08
Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and important celebration in China. Dragon Boat Festival 2016 falls on June 9 (Thursday). We will have 3 days of holiday from Thursday (June 9) to Saturday (June 11), and we will be back at work on Sunday, June 12.

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


During the festival, many activities and customs are practiced by people in China and even in nearby countries. Some of the most traditional ones include dragon boat racing, eating sticky rice dumplings (zongzi), hanging Chinese mugwort and calumus, drinking realgar wine, and wearing perfume pouches.