The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday that occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar. The festival commemorates the death of the famous scholar and poet Qu Yuan, who lived during the Warring States period of ancient China.
端午节的英文名在国外一般被翻译成The Dragon Boat Festival龙舟节，除此之外和其它中国传统节日一样，也可以直接用拼音Duanwu加上英文Festival进行翻译，Duanwu Festival。
No.1 Lunar calendar 农历
- Gregorian calendar
No.2 Commemorate v. 纪念/庆祝
- This monument is to commemorate those who died in the war.
No.3 Warring States period 战国时期
- Spring and Autumn period
Qu Yuan was a patriotic poet and exiled official during the Warring States Period of ancient China. He committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River on May 5 of the lunar calendar in 278 BC after the Qin state captured the Chu capital.
No.1 Exiled adj. 流放的
- They were exiled for life.
No.2 Suicide n. 自杀
- commit suicide
- He committed suicide by hanging.
Three of the most widespread activities enjoyed during the Duanwu Festival are eating (and preparing) zongzi, drinking realgar wine, and dragon boat racing.
No.1 Zongzi n. 粽子（已被牛津词典收录）
=Sticky rice dumpling
=Sticky rice/glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves
No.2 Sticky rice/glutinous 糯米
No.3 Realgar wine 雄黄酒
No.4 Dragon boat racing/race 赛龙舟
Happy Dragon Boat Festival