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Dragon Boat Festival

Asian dating in China: Dragon Boat Festival 2014

If you have already established a romantic relationship online, it may be time to take the next step and do some Asian dating in China.  If you are considering heading to China to meet that special someone, it is important to learn about the local culture.

Culture plays a huge role in Asian dating in China, which means that as an American, you should make every effort to embrace it.  China has a very long history with some really fascinating aspects to its culture, with many celebrations throughout the year.  If you are planning a trip to China this summer, you might be interested in checking out the Dragon Boat Festival 2014.

Dragon Boat Festival

The premise of the festival is the representation of the rescue and recovery of the body of Qu Yuan.  He is said to have lived almost 2,000 years ago and was one of the country’s earliest famous poets.

It is good to know that the Dragon Boat Festival happens all over the country, not just in one place.  While some of the more metropolitan cities no longer practice many of the traditional and interesting customs, you might get a more authentic experience in more rural areas.  No matter where you go, there will always be dragon boat racing!

The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a statutory holiday that is held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.  It is a wonderful Chinese tradition that involves lots of fun like hanging calamus, drinking Realgar wine, eating zongzi rice dumplings, and racing dragon boats.  It is fun for people of any age and from any country, so it is a great event to go on a first date.