Summer is coming, with tasty fruits, ice cream, and alluring seaside view. How is your June doing? And where would you like to visit during the 3 days off in June? You must have made your plan!
But do you know why we have a vacation again?
The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese calendar. This festival is to commemorate the death of QU Yuan， an upright and honest poet and statesman who is said to have committed suicide by drowning himself in a river.
The most important activity of this festival is the Dragon Boat races. It symbolizes people‘s attempts to rescue Qu Yuan. In the current period， these races also demonstrate the virtues of cooperation and teamwork. Besides，the festival has also been marked by eating Zong zi (sticky rice dumpling). Zong zi is made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. People who mourned the death of Qu threw Zong zi into the river to feed his ghost every year.
With the changes of the times， the memorial turns to be a time for protection from evil and disease for the rest of year. People will hang healthy herbs on the front door to clear the bad luck of the house. Although the significance of the festival might be different with the past， it still gives the observer an opportunity to glimpse a part of the rich Chinese cultural heritage.看了这些介绍，相信大家都对端午节充满了好奇吧!你有没有兴趣自己包个粽子，感受一下传统的中国节日气氛?别着急，我们的包粽子活动也马上就来了!6月15日，我们一起去学习包粽子和其他关于端午节的知识吧。也欢迎你带上你的外国朋友一起来参加。
Have you tried to make a “Zongzi ” yourself ? Here's the opportunity! On 15th,June,Xmandarin invites you to join us. Let's go to make a “Zongzi ” and learn more details about the festival together!
Please feel free to bring your foreign friends together!
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