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Happy Duanwu Festival

Author:  Source:   Update:2011-06-08  Read:1964

For the coming of Duanwu Festival, our office will be closed from 04/06/2011 to 06/06/2011. If you need any support, please email us and we will reply it as soon as possible.

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About Duanwu Festival:
Duanwu Festival
, also known as Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China and associated with a number of East Asian and Southeast Asian societies. In Mandarin it is known by the name Duānwǔ Jié; in Hong Kong and Macau by the Cantonese name Tuen Ng Jit. In 2008 it was recognised as a public holiday in mainland China for the first time since the 1940s.The festival has also long been celebrated in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. Equivalent and related festivals in Asia include the Kodomo no hi in Japan, Dano in Korea, and Tết Đoan Ngọ in Vietnam.

The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar on which the Chinese calendar is based. This is the source of the alternative name of Double Fifth. In 2011 this falls on June 6. The focus of the celebrations includes eating the rice dumpling zongzi, drinking realgar wine xionghuangjiu, and racing dragon boats.

The Duanwu Festival is believed to have originated in ancient China. A number of theories exist about its origins as a number of folk traditions and explanatory myths are connected to its observance. Today the best known of these relates to the suicide in 278 BCE of Qu Yuan, poet and statesman of the Chu kingdom during the Warring States period.