Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Happy Dumpling Festival 

Celebrate The Dragon Boat Festival 2013 (  Duan Wu Jie 2013 )
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The Dragon Boat festival 2013 – Duan Wu Jie 2013 will be celebrated by Chinese as well as those from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Vietnam, or Taiwan. The Dragon Boat Festival is observed on the 5th day of the 5th month and is based on the Chinese lunar calendar; Duan Wu Jie means Double Fifth Festival. Sometimes called the solar maximus festival, the Chinese Dumpling Festival happens every year on the summer solstice or the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Origins of Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates a legendary Chinese poet, Qu Yuan who 2000 years ago drowned himself in the Mi Lo River to protest against the rulers and stop corruption. To show respect to the poet, the Chinese people throw dumplings into the river so the fish will not feed on the poets body and to scare away the fish.

Duan Wu 2013 / Dragon Boat Festival in Malaysia

When Is Dragon Boat Festival 2013?

Even  the date is determined based on the Chinese lunar calendar, the Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month. As far as the Gregorian or Western calendar is concerned, the date changes from year to year. The Dragon Boat Festival 2013 will fall on Wednesday June 12th.

In Malaysia, the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated in June and July with boat races where competitors from different villages, organizations and clans join to win jugs of wine, medals festive meals or banners. In the meantime, other people are making sweet rice dumplings with honey, bean paste, fresh meat, ham and dates, to offer the fish so they will not touch Qu Yuan.
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