Duanwu Festival

Today we celebrated the Duanwu Festival with the kids. We decorated eggs, had egg wars (forcing eggs together to find out which would break first, thus determining the winner/loser), played tug-of war, and other games. It was wonderful!

All in all, one of the best days I’ve had so far. I’m picking up Chinese, I had a great schedule, the weather was fantastic and everything was just wonderful today.

The Dragon Boat Festival, also often known as the Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China.

traditional activities include a game of making an egg stand at noon (this “game” is one that if you make the egg stand at exactly 12:00 noon, you will have luck for the next year), and writing spells. All of these activities, together with the drinking of realgar wine, were regarded by the ancients as effective in preventing disease or evil and promoting health and well-being.

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