DRAGON Boat Festival. BY : Gui Liping. Basic Information. In China it is called “ Duanwu jie ” Occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar (Double Fifth)
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Living in the latter part of the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC), Qu Yuan was the earliest great patriotic poet as well as a great statesman, ideologist, diplomat and reformer in ancient China. He has the reputation of being one of the world four great cultural celebrities. His patriotic influence has left its mark on many subsequent generations in China and beyond.
五月五日 May 5 (lunar)
龙舟赛 dragon boat race