The Dragon Boat Festival
June 16 - June 18
The festival is to commemorate a great patriotic poet of China—— Qu Yuan. It falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in lunar calendar. There is the customs of eating Zongzi and racing dragon-boat on Dragon Boat Festival. Zongzi is a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves to give it a special flavor. We put mugwort on the door to ward off evil, and it has insect repellent function. Children wear bracelet made by seven colored strings until the first rain after the festival, they should throw the strings into puddle.