Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / Opinion / Forum Trends

How foreigners celebrate Dragon Boat Festival | Updated: 2018-06-16 09:11
Share - WeChat

emanreus (Expat in China)

I just love the atmosphere at the Duanwu Festival.

The wooden boats are shaped and decorated in the form of a Chinese dragon. Generally it is about 20–35 meters in length and needs 30–60 people to paddle it.

The colorfully painted dragon boats and the public's enthusiasm and eagerness to keep the traditional customs and culture intact is good to watch during the 3-day holiday.

On October 30, 2009, the traditional festival was added to the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

An old saying goes "drinking regular wine (or xionghuang wine) drives diseases and evils away"! The wine is a Chinese alcoholic drink consisting of fermented cereals and powdered regular.

Competitors row a dragon boat during a race in the Taohuatan Scenic Area of Jingxian county, East China's Anhui Province, June 1, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]


|<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next   >>|
Most Viewed in 24 Hours
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349