Duanwu Festival with traditional zongzis and a slice of history
The Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 7 this year. The traditional festival honors a patriotic poet who killed himself by jumping into a river as his country fell into the hands of invaders. The festival usually falls on the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar, and for that reason it is known as "wuyuejie" or "the festival on the fifth month." Let's see how Chinese people celebrate Dragon Boat Festival?