Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Today is Duanwu - The Dragon Boat Festival

The dragon boat festival is here! Everyone is talking about Zongzi. My neighbours are asking each other via IM: "Did you eat Zongzi? What Zongzi did you eat? Does it taste good?". People are sending short messages to friends. Search query for the Dragon Boat Festival short messages (端午短信 duān wǔ duǎn xìn ) is ranked No1 in Chinese search eninge Baidu. Other traditional celebrations like wearing fragnant bag (香囊 xiāng náng ) and dragon boat racing (赛龙舟 sài lóng zhōu)are not usually for people nowadays. Many people even don't know Qu Yuan (屈原 qū yuán), who is the person the festival was for.

Pictures of a group of young people are celebrating the festival in traditional way.


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