The Dragon Boat Festival, also named the Duanwu Festival, is celebrated on May 5 in the lunar calendar. It is a folk festival widely passed down with a history of over two thousand years, and one of the most important festivals as well. There are various celebrating activities on the day of Dragon Boat Festival, among which...

Zhuzhou Duanwu Cultural Festival Concert
Time: 20:00, June 22
Place: Zhuzhou Sports Center
Lineup: Nicholas Tse, Cecilia Han...

Duanwu Festival Folk Photographing Competition
Duration: June 9 to 24
Organizer: Changsha Wangfujin Department Store and Hunan Folk Photographing Association

8th China Miluo International Dragon Boat
Duration: June 20 to 23
Place: Miluo,Yueyang City, Hunan Province

Dragon Boat Festival in Yueyang
Located in the northeast of Hunan Province, Yueyang is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2,500 years. In ancient times...

Dragon Boat Festival in Fenghuang
Fenghuang, an ancient town in Hunan province, celebrates the Dragon-boat festival, a traditional festival in China, every year by organizing a...

Although there are a lot of versions of the origin of Dragon Boat Festival, it is generally believed that the legend of Dragon Boat Festival is related to a historical figure: Qu Yuan. Qu was an official and patriotic poet of the state of Chu in the Warring States Period. Intelligent as he was, he became a senior state official...

Qu Yuan (340 BC - 278 BC) was a Chinese patriotic poet from south Chu during the Warring States Period. His works are mostly found in an anthology of poetry known as Chu Ci.His death is commemorated on Duan Wu,

Dragon Boat Race, a major convention in the Festival, first appeared in the Warring States Age. At that time, it was only a sacrificial activity. Among the rapid drum, the dragon-like...

Eating rice dumplings is also a traditional convention for Chinese people. The rice dumpling is a kind of food with various designs and styles: in North China, the Beijing...

On the Dragon Boat Festival, children normally wear scented sachets to ward off evil. A scented sachet is an ornament worn on the front of the dress. The sweet...

Realgar is a kind of white spirit or yellow rice wine brewed with ground realgar (As2S2) powder, usually drunk on the Dragon Boat Festival. As a traditional Chinese medicine...