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Cultural Immersion

Nestled in a hutong in Beixinqiao lies a community striving to promote cultural exchange. It provides a place for expats, foreigners, and locals to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.

Dragon Boat Festival celebrations heat up

Various celebrations are going on as the Dragon Boat Festival nears.

Qu Yuan's hometown prepares for Duanwu Festival

People in Zigui, the hometown of Qu Yuan, prepare to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival in June 12 this year.

International students learn to make zongzi

Several international students gathered at the community near their school in Qinhuangdao to learn how to make zongzi and experience the traditional culture of China.

Golden Chinese zongzi lures consumers

This year, the golden zongzi appeared earlier in the market. Due to the recent gold market slump and the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, the golden zongzi have achieved good sales.

Ancient dwellings rebuilt into Duanwu Festival gallery

Prior to storing water at the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei province, a cultural relics protection zone was built at the Mount Phoenix scenic area in Zigui county, located across from the dam.

Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan's Qu village

There is a place called Qu village located in Zhanghua city, Taiwan province that has over two hundred people who have the surname Qu.

New dragon boat launched at Shangjiao village in Guangzhou

Villagers have a trial run of their new dragon boat during a launching ceremony at the Chenhanhui Shipyard at Shangjiao village in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, June 6, 2013.

Dragon boats race on Qinhuai River in Nanjing

Participants compete in a dragon boat race during a dragon boat carnival on the Qinhuai River in Nanjing.

Things to do

Travel guide for Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is around the corner. Here we have worked out 8 great places for you to enjoy your holiday.

Heights of fortune

Ancient superstitions surrounding the numerology of the Dragon Boat Festival's date continues to inspire Chinese to climb mountains on this day.

Dragon Boat Festival celebrations

People across the nation have various celebrations to embrace the Dragon Boat Festival which falls on June 12,2013.

Traditional ties that bind

For those Chinese live in other countries, Duanwu is a yearly tradition. Pauline D. Loh explores the links between heart and home.

Savory bundles of tradition

In the markets and on the Web, the sale of zongzi, or rice dumplings, is now white hot, with the Duanwu Festival just around the corner.

Day of the dumpling

Meet and eat the top contender at every dragon boat festival since ancient times.

Taking the dragon out of the dumplings

The time-intensive art of making healthier dumplings affords cross-generational as well as health benefits, as Phoebe Cheung discovers for herself.

Honoring a poet patriot

Duanwu, popularly known as Dragon Boat Festival, will be upon us soon. Pauline D Loh reflects on its legends and traditions.

About the festival

Keeping the spirit

Traditional Chinese holidays, like the recent Duanwu Festival, are celebratory reminders of our common roots.

Paintings about the Dragon Boat Festival

According to location and dynasty, the duanwu festival is called something different. As many as twenty names are mentioned in historical records.

The culture of Chinese small living goods

China's traditional arts have made one of the greatest artistic and cultural contributions to the nation's rich heritage and to mankind. This can be seen even from small day-to-day supplies.

The way to Zongzi (Video)

Zongzi is the special treat for the Dragon Boat Festival which falls on June 12 this year. Learn with us to make a Zongzi for your loved ones.

Dragon Boat Festival

The 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar year is an important day for the Chinese people.

Dragon Boat Festival Ⅱ

For thousands of years, the festival has been marked by eating zong zi (glutinous rice wrapped to form a pyramid using bamboo or reed leaves) and racing dragon boats.

Duanwu's cultural message

What does Dragon Boat Festival mean? That may be of little concern to those who spend this traditional festival in their own particular way.