Dragon Boat Festival

Thursday, 10 June 2021

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The school is very happy once again to mark another important date in the Chinese calendar. The Duanwu Festival, popularly known as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a visually-rich, spectacular festival celebrated in China. Each year hundreds of boat racers take to the seas, in fantastic designed boats. There are a bunch of other activities to mark this meaningful festival which you can find more information on from the Chinese Embassy image. As with many festivals, food and music are a large part of Duanwu, and you can watch below a video from Quien, a Chinese friend of the school, playing her Pipa instrument in Shanghai with the introduction to the Dragon Boat song. Although we are only celebrating this festival online this year, due of course to restrictions, we have BIG plans for Duanwu this time next year! Watch this space…

Shared from the Chinese Embassy in Lebanon
Dragon Boat song on Pipa