The Duan Wu Festival (duān wǔ jié) , often known as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a traditional holiday originating in China. It comes on the 5th day of the 5th month on Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Festival was created in memory of a famous politician Yuan QU from the Warring States Period. It now carries people’s good wishes for the future. Having Zongzi (glutinous rice stuffed dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves) and racing dragon boat are two major ways of celebrating the Festival.
CTE wishes you a very Happy Dragon Boat Festival!