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Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Have you ever heard of the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival? This festival is scheduled to start today (I don't know if the current pandemic has changed the plans) and last the weekend. Check out these simple facts from China Highlights:

  • Chinese: 端午节 Duānwǔ Jié /dwann-woo jyeah/ 'start [of the] fifth traditional solar month festival'

  • Date: month 5 day 5 of the Chinese lunar calendar

  • History: over 2,000 years

  • Celebrations: dragon boat racing, health-related customs, honoring Qu Yuan and others

  • Popular festival food: sticky rice dumplings (zongzi)

There are many things you can do to learn about and celebrate this Chinese Dragon Boat Festival from home! From crafts and educational reading to traditional Chinese snacks, check out the links below.

Did you know that this year was the Year of the Rat?

Info on Chinese Dragon Boat Festival & a Boat Craft:

https://www.littlepassports.com/blog/craft-diy/diy-chinese-dragon-boat-activity-for-kids/


More information on Chinese Dragon Boat Festival and Coloring Craft:

https://www.freekidscrafts.com/dragon-boat/

Dragon Boat Craft:

https://www.creativechinese.com/dragon-boat-craft/


Origami Dragon Boat Tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVHIELTz9tY


Dragon Boat Crafts:

https://www.theholidayspot.com/dragon_boat_festival/crafts.htm


How to make Zongzi, a traditional Dragon Boat Festival food:

https://tasteasianfood.com/zongzi-recipe/


Sesame Balls recipe:

https://cookingwithdog.com/recipe/sesame-balls-goma-dango/


About the Dragon Boat Festival and how to celebrate with kids from Fortune Cookie Mom:

https://fortunecookiemom.com/the-best-ways-to-celebrate-the-dragon-boat-festival-with-your-kids/


Dragon Boat Festival Coloring Page1:

https://www.familyholiday.net/chinese-dragon-boat-festival-coloring-pages/dragon-boat-festival-coloring-pages_10/


Dragon Boat Festival Coloring Page2:

https://www.familyholiday.net/chinese-dragon-boat-festival-coloring-pages/dragon-boat-festival-coloring-pages_16/


If you celebrate Dragon Boat Festival, be sure use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I can be sure to see it. :)

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