Dragon Boat Festival 2021 Celebration : why do we celebrate dragon boat festival?
The Dragon Boat Festival (Simplified Chinese: 端午节; Traditional Chinese: 端午節) is a traditional Chinese holiday which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar.
Observed by Chinese
Observances Dragon boat racing, consumption of realgar wine and zongzi
Date 5th day of the 5th lunar month
2020 date 25 June
2021 date 14 June
2022 date 3 June
2023 date 22 June
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The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, so the date of the festival varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar. In 2017, occurred on 30 May; 2018, on 18 June; in 2019, on 7 June; and in 2020, on 25 June, in 2021, on 14 June.
The famous Dragon Boat Festival, also recognized as Tuen Ng, falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It honors the death of Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet and minister identified for his patriotism and helps to classical poetry and who finally became a national hero.
The story best known in modern China holds that the festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou dynasty. … In despair, Qu Yuan died by suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River.
Happy Dragon Boat Festival!!