Duanwu Festival

This year the Duanwu Festival (端午节 Duānwǔ jié), or Dragon Boat Festival (龙舟节 Lóngzhōu jié) as widely known outside of China, falls on Monday 10th June 2024.

To honor this traditional celebration, our Chinese@Queen’s Blog editor, Lauren McShane (梅谢兰), has crafted a sachet of herbs (香囊 xiāngnáng). According to Duanwu customs, these sachets are believed to ward off diseases and insects that become prevalent during the 5th month of the lunar calendar.

Lauren extends her best wishes for good health to everyone and invites you to join in the festivities. To help you immerse yourself in the spirit of the festival, she has prepared special worksheets adapted from the internet. These worksheets are available for download and printing from the links below. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy at the McClay Library (Student Lounge).

Source from TeachersPayTeachers

Source from Mandarin Home School.

Chinese Culture Forum Update

On Friday 14th June there will be two Chinese Culture talks delivered by Wenyuan Pu, visiting scholar to Queen’s, and Yanglu Wang, PhD researcher from School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, on the respective topics below. All welcome!

Click here to visit the event page.
Click here to visit the event page.

Let’s celebrate the Duanwu Festival together and embrace the rich traditions that come with it.

Wish you all a happy and healthy Duanwu Festival! 端午节安康、快乐 (Duānwǔ jié ānkāng kuàilè)!

How did you celebrate the Festival? Feel free to share your story with us in the comment box below!

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