Happy Dragon Boat Festival 2012!

21/06/2012
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On June 23th, 2012 is the annual Dragon Boat Festival. This is one of the most important on Chinese Lunar Calendar, which has more than 2,000 years of history.

Let's celebrate Dragon Boat Festival in a traditional way!

Let's celebrate Dragon Boat Festival in a traditional way!

To celebrate this traditional festival and make more people know about the folk custom, many activities are hold during this 3-day holiday of Dragon Boat Festival.

  • Confucian Temple and Guozijian Museum

    Take a chance to make rice dumplings with the local!

    Take a chance to make rice dumplings with the local!

    Time: June 23th, 2012
    You can learn how Chinese people celebrate Dragon Boat Festival, as well as many other traditional festivals from the cultural exhibition. Also a lecture on Chinese traditional culture and series of folk custom performances are hold in that day.
    Location: on Guozijian Street inside Anding Gate, Beijing
    How to Get There?

  • Beihai Park

    Learn to make a Chinese Perfume Pouche to to ward evil and avoid illness.

    Learn to make a Chinese Perfume Pouche to to ward evil and avoid illness.

    Time: June 19th – June 24th, 2012
    Come to appreciate interesting cultural performance, taste the authentic snacks of Dragon Boat Festival and experience the traditional folk custom with the local. You can also make some handicraft, such as Chinese Perfume Pouches and five-colored string bracelets, which are supposed to be able to ward evil and avoid illness.
    Address: No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing

In fact, there are more activities than we listed here. Just go outside, and you will find some interesting ways that the local people celebrating this traditional holiday.

The whole city, as well as the whole country is ready for the holiday! Let’s join us to visit Beijing in a different way!