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Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Chinese call this day as Duan-Wu. Duan means beginning,Wu means Horse month in Chinese calendar. The Horse month usually begins on June 5th or June 6th in the Gregorian calendar.read more>

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Legends
    • Chinese Patriotic Poet Qu Yuan

      In China, the Dragon Boat Festival memorializes the Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan(340 BC-278 BC or 343-290 B.C.), who committed suicide by jumping into the river after tying himself with big rock on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month.read more>

    • Legend for Wu Zixu

      Wu Zixu was born the second son of Wu She, who was the royal tutor in the state of Chu. Unfortunately, the king, misled by false reports of rebellion plots, ordered the execution of Wu She. Wu Zixu fled to the state of Wu. read more>

    • Other Origins of the Festival

      Wen Yiduo suggested that the festival may be associated with dragon closely because two of the most important activities of the festival, dragon boat racing and eating zongzi, are related to dragon.read more>

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