the Dragon Boat Festival.

@zz1111 (215)
China
June 8, 2008 6:51pm CST
Yesterday,it was the Dragon Boat Festival of our Chinese nation,which is the traditional festival and has a long long history with many traditons.for example,eating zongzi(paramid-shaped grutinous rice balls wrapped in leaves),drinking rice wine,making xiangdai(sachets of ground traditional chinese medicine) and dragon boat racing. it is very interesting.Welcome to China to enjoy it ^o^
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@mummymo (23707)
9 Jun 08
Thank you for sharing this festival with us zz - I love to hear of customs and traditions from around the world! Is there a particular reason for this festival? xxx
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Jun 08
Thanks Michael - it is good to know some of the history! xxx
• China
9 Jun 08
I don't like the name called Dragon Boat Festival. I think duanwujie it good for us .
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@zz1111 (215)
• China
9 Jun 08
aha,maybe it is. thank you for your advice. nice day!
• India
9 Jun 08
I looked up the dragon boat festival in wikipedia and am amazed at how similar different cultures are. Boat racing is so integral to the southern part of India too, it’s a big and prestigious festival here. I did not know that the Chinese had something similar and that also so ancient. It is indeed a very colourful sight and all the beautiful boats decked out and the boatmen raring to go against each other. So how many zongzi did you eat? Were they all home-made with different stuffings? Yummmmmmmm, wish I could try some! I also read that you try to stand an egg on its head exactly at 12 noon and that brings good luck for the coming year! Could you do that?
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9 Jun 08
Yeh ,it's one of our oldest and most meaningful festival ... I really want to watch the boat race! In Xi'an there is not that . I stay at home and make the zongzi with my family ,it's also a wonderful experience ... Hope you happy ...Best wishes to you...
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
9 Jun 08
That sounds wonderful. I have always thought that Chinese festivals to be more a display of art than festival. Though I have never attended one, I have seen them on television and found them to be breathtakingly beautiful. I am hopeful that all had a great time. Could you tell more about the festival so that those of us in mylot land may gain a little more understanding. Thanks.
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@xialinye (1403)
• China
9 Jun 08
but it rained in guangzhou.poor us...we can't go outside to see the boat.but later that evening i saw them through the TV.it's quite funny,and i want to be one of the boater.haha... have a nice day.
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
9 Jun 08
That sounds like a wonderful festival. I hope you had a great time yesterday.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
8 Jun 08
I love the way the Chines people celebrate, here in Melbourne Australia every year in China Town which is a street in the main part of the city they always celebrate the Chinese New year and they bring out the big dragon, it is a very colourful celebration, Happy Dragon boat celebration to you all...
• China
12 Jun 08
Hehe,that day I didn't eat zongzi,no one make it for me i am far away from my families!
@Arphoe (50)
• China
10 Jun 08
i do not like to eat zongzi, it is too viscid
• China
10 Jun 08
yeh,i like the festival.not only because we can have three day's holiday,but also because we can share the feeling of traditional culture.