The Dragon Boat Festival of 2015 is on June 20. The holiday in China starts from June 20 to June 22, 2015.
The Dragon Boat Festival is called Duan Wu Jie in Chinese. Jie means festival. The other alternative name is Double Fifth Festival because it is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The festival is a traditional holiday originating in China. Some of the activities for this festival include eating rice dumplings (ZongZi), drinking wine, and racing dragon boats. Chinese people also hang icons of ZhongKui (a figure of Chinese mythology regarded as as a vanquisher of ghosts and evil beings), hang the cuttings of the plants Calamus and Chinese Mugwort on their front doors to keep out evil spirits, take long walks, and wear perfumed medicine bags. Click here to learn more
The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chun Yuan). Qu Yuan is a great patriot poet, who has been deeply rooted in Chinese culture and this festival.
Dragon Boat Festival Dates
The festival has been celebrated for a long time in China. However, People’s Republic of China only recognized the Dragon Boat Festival as a traditional and statutory holiday in 2008.
The Dragon Boat Festival of 2015 is on June 20.
The Dragon Boat Festival of 2016 is on June 9.
The Dragon Boat Festival of 2017 is on May 30.
The Dragon Boat Festival of 2018 i on June 18.
The Dragon Boat Festival of 2019 is on June 7.
The Dragon Boat Festival of 2020 is on June 25.
Dragon Boat Festival Products
We offer books about the Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Festivals, and products for this particular festival. Feel free to check them out.
– Awakening the Dragon: The Dragon Boat Festival
– Celebrating Chinese Festivals
– Red Festive Gong
– Chinese Festival Dragon Puppet
– Festival Dragon Decoration 9in 4ct
Chinese Vocabulary for Dragon Boat Festival
One Minute Chinese: Chinese Vocabulary Words for Dragon Boat Festival
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Chinese people celebrate eight traditional Chinese festivals, which are Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Lantern Festival, QingMing Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Double Seventh Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, ChongYang Festival, and Winter Solstice.