Duanwu Festival (Chinese: 端午節/端午节), also known as Monster Boat Festivity (Chinese: 龍舟節/龙舟节), is a traditional and lawful holiday linked to Chinese and also other East Hard anodized cookware and Southeast Asian communities as well. It is a public holiday in mainland China and tiawan (since 08), where it is noted by the Mandarin name Duānwǔ Jié, and in Taiwan, as well as in Hong Kong and Macau, in which it is well-known by the Cantonese name Tuen Ng Jit. The festivity is also commemorated in countries with significant Chinese foule, such as in Singapore and Malaysia. Comparable and related festivals outside Chinese-speaking societies include the Kodomo no hello there in Asia, Dano in Korea, and Tết Đoan Ngọ in Vietnam. The festival happens on the sixth day in the 5th month of the antojo calendar which the Oriental calendar relies. This is the supply of the alternative identity of Dual Fifth. Last year this falls on May 28 and in 2010 on 06 16. The focus of the activities includes consuming the grain dumpling zongzi, drinking realgar wine xionghuangjiu(Chinese: 雄黃酒/雄黄酒), and racing dragon boats. Beginning
Qu Yuan standing in a dragon motorboat. Festive screen in downtown Singapore Duanwu Festival is traditionally celebrhiated on the sixth day with the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Date
Just like all other classic festivals, Duanwu is believed in accordance with the lunar calendar consisting of 29 or 30 days and nights. For this reason Duanwu - the fifth day time of the 5th moon, or perhaps double 5th - drifts from year to year on the Gregorian (solar) calendar. The celestial body overhead is considered to be at its strongest around the time of summer time solstice (" mid-summer" in traditional Japan, but " beginning" of summer elsewhere) when the daylight in the upper hemisphere is the longest. The sun (yang), just like the dragon (long), traditionally signifies masculine energy, whereas the moon (yue), like the phoenix az (or firebird, fenghuang), usually represents girly energy. Summer time solstice is considered the...
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