欢庆端午 huān qìng duān wǔ celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and elsewhere around the world. The people of China generally receive a three-day break from work in order to celebrate with friends and family.

Year Date Day Holiday
2018 16 Jun to 18 Jun Sat to Mon Dragon Boat Festival

18062018 Dragon Boat Race in Hong Kong, China 

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the busiest travel holidays in China. During this time, people visit cities to enjoy the various festivities associated with the holiday. It is common to see impressive crowds in cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou.

The Dragon Boat Festival goes by many names in China and across the world. In Mainland China, the Dragon Boat Festival is referred to as the Duanwu Festival. The Duanwu Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar. Because of this, the holiday is often called the ‘double fifth’ festival.

History, legends and traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival

Here’s an image of Dragon Boat Race in Jimei, Xiamen, China

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