Dragon Boat Festival: More than tasty bites and speedy boats

An atmosphere of revelry is hanging in the air in China as the Dragon Boat Festival celebration is in full swing across the country. The centuries-old festival, as its name implies, observes exciting dragon boat races getting underway accompanied by the thundering sound of gongs and drums in many places. The festival that falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month is annually celebrated with its signature gourmet and racing activities. Here are three things that might surprise you.