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.
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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
Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! In 15 days, Friday, February 16th will start the lunar or Chinese New year. This year the zodiac animal is DOG 狗 gǒu.
Learning to say the twelve zodiac animals…
Images of the zodiac animals
Previous post on Chinese New year & the zodiac
song: A Little Dog
China Central Television Yearly Spring Festival Gala
The CCTV New Year’s Gala, also known as the Spring Festival Gala, and commonly abbreviated in Chinese as Chunwan, is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television. Shown on the eve of Chinese New Year on its flagship CCTV-1, satellite channel CCTV-4 and the China Global Television Network channels – CGTN, CGTN Spanish, CGTN French and CGTN Russian, …making it one of the premier television events of China.
The Gala has a largest audience for any entertainment show in the world, and it has often been described as among “the most watched television program in the world.”
https://youtu.be/U4mZTpja0Qc The Opening Dance (about 4 minutes)
https://youtu.be/lJybq6morkU Rooster Calls for the Spring (about 4 minutes)https://youtu.be/j6N0sav7ESI The Beauty of Ice and Snow Dance（3 minutes）
https://youtu.be/lOZwy8LNpco Song from Li River (staged at Gui Lin, about 3 minutes)
https://youtu.be/H8vuGlGJD8Q?list=RDlOZwy8LNpco City of Dream (staged at Shanghai, about 4 minutes)
https://youtu.be/JZNc0jZ4Ngo?list=RDlOZwy8LNpco The Nation Song starring Jacky Chan
Versions of “ We Wish You merry Christmas and A Happy New Year” in mandarin Chinese
https://youtu.be/MrOGfsuNP9E Learn with Emma
https://youtu.be/zs1cOIFH5Kg showing Pinyin and characters with music