top of page

Let's Celebrate
Dragon Boat Festival

Like a Pro

June 25th Event

Duan Wu, also called Dragon Boat Festival


It is the first Chinese festival is recognized as the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage

duān (端) means ‘start’, while wǔ (午) means ‘noon’, or sometimes a variant with wǔ (五) means “five”, refers to ‘the fifth solar month’ in the traditional Chinese calendar (approximately June 6 – July 6), centered around the summer solstice. ‘The month of noon’ or “Start of the Fifth Solar Month” marks the middle of summer.

This critical festival is often called by Dragon Boat Festival too because of its close association with dragon boats. It is traditionally a festival for people to (ceremonially) make and eat zongzi (rice dumplings), use special herbs and yellow wines against poisonous insects, diseases, and evil spirits away, and most famously, the boat races along the rivers.

In 2023, Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 22 (Thursday). 

On June 25th Sunday afternoon, chuanmener will host a mini cultural fest @ dancing noodles in Vienna. Welcome to join us!



作为中国首个入选UNESCO世界非遗的节日,duān (端) 表示“开始”,而 wǔ (午) 表示“中午”,或者有时与 wǔ (五) 表示“五”的变体,指的是中国传统历法中的“第五个太阳月”(大约 6 月 6 日) – 7 月 6 日),以夏至为中心。 “正月”或“五阳月开始”标志着夏季的中期。


这个重要的节日也常被称为端午节,因为它与龙舟有着密切的联系。 这是一个传统的节日,人们(在仪式上)制作和吃粽子(粽子),使用特殊的草药和黄酒来驱除毒虫、疾病和邪灵,最著名的是沿河划船。



​6月25日星期日下午,我们会在餐厅Dancing Noodles举办一个小小的串门儿端午雅集。欢迎光临!

Dragon Boat Races Celebrate China's Ancient Past | National Geographic
National Geographic

Dragon Boat Races Celebrate China's Ancient Past | National Geographic

Near the summer solstice, communities across China gather to race boats, many adorned with painted carvings of dragons. ➡ Subscribe: About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: It’s clear to see how Duanwu Jie, China’s summer solstice holiday, got its English-language name—the Dragon Boat Festival. Around the fifth day of the fifth month on the traditional Chinese calendar, people gather to race boats adorned with brightly-painted carvings of dragons. Designs and types of contest vary widely. Some races are intense athletic challenges, while other events are more of a community get-together. Stories link the festival with the poet Qu Yuan, born in the late fourth century B.C. Said to be an able minister of the Chu state who was banished from the court, Qu Yuan despaired at his rivals’ corruption, and at last drowned himself in a river. By legend, an ensuing search for Qu by boat inspired the day’s races. Read more in "Go Inside China's Lively Dragon Boat Festival Celebrations" Dragon Boat Races Celebrate China's Ancient Past | National Geographic National Geographic
Video Gallery
bottom of page