China's holiday!! The Drangon Boat Festival is coming!

China
May 23, 2009 6:09am CST
Recently, the words of the Dragon Boat Festival keep appearing in local newspaper, TV advertisement, mobile telephone message. It remind me the Dragon Boat Festival is coming up soon, life is so busy that I ignore such an important traditional festival. What date it is? I need to confirm it, according to calendar, the day falls on Thursday next week, it's May 28th. On the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, the chinese celebrate Qu Yuan who was a great poet served as minister to the Chu Emperor. I will have 3 days off,^_^ I should relax and prepare for it well, make it more colourfull and fulling of meaning. I wanna wee the Dragon Boat Race and eat the delicious dumpling, I'm really looking forward to the day!
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@wmfhed (121)
• China
23 May 09
Yeah. You also remind me of that, which I almost forget about. It's a big day for Chinese people. All family members should gather, reunite and have lunch together, just like Thanksgiving in the US, except that we memorize Qu Yuan, the great poet who shares the same hometown with me. I feel really proud of him. haha~
• China
23 May 09
Are you also Chinese? Your portrait is our national treasure. So cutely~
@wmfhed (121)
• China
23 May 09
Yeap. The Dragon Boat race was originated from my hometown. What about you? So glad to meet you here.
• China
23 May 09
It's a pleasure to meet you, I come from Guangdong Zhongshan City
@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
23 May 09
Hi emma, I would love to visit China. I have visited Hong Kong and Shanghai a few years ago, but somehow missed out on other spots like the Great Wall and Beijing and other places of interest.But I am definitely going to visit China in my life time. I have been fascinated by its history ..all the best to you and have a great weekend
@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
23 May 09
Hi emma, thanks a lot for all the info about the dragon boat festival that you provided in your post...
• China
23 May 09
I was my pleasure, hope that you came to China once again
@xarex777 (468)
• Philippines
23 May 09
My grandfather is a chinese but I haven't visited China.. I also want to know more about the traditions of Chinese.. They say that there are many colorful festivals out there..
• China
23 May 09
Yes. Especially to deserve to be mentioned, the birthday of my mother also in that day. ^_^