The Dragon Boat Festival or officially the Duanwu Festival, is celebrated near the summer solstice, on the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is a public holiday in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and is unofficially celebrated by the Chinese communities in Singapore and Malaysia. This festival enjoys a higher popularity in the southern parts of China such as Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong and Fujian provinces. This festival has been celebrated for over 2000 years to commemorate Qu Yuan (340 – 278 BC), one of the greatest patriotic poets in Chinese history. Dragon boat racing and eating zongzi (rice dumplings) with family members are the central customs of this festival.
Culture Buff’s Chinese Values Series’ games are an innovative tool that leverages visual storytelling via cartoons and gamification to teach Chinese cultural values. Our games can be trainer facilitated or used as a self-directed learning tool. Visit www.culturebuffgames.com to sign up for a FREE TRIAL of our Chinese games.