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DUANWU: Dragon Boat Racing Festivities in Changsha


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Changsha Duanwu Festival Activities

Duanwu Festival Activities

at Hunan Cultural Center

Duanwu Festival Folk Music Concert


Time: 20:00, June 6 (Thursday)

Venue: Hunan concert hall, Hunan Cultural Center


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Zongzi Making Competition

 

Time: 9:30-12:00, June 7 (Friday)

Venue: badminton hall, Hunan Cultural Center

Activities:

-Introduction to the Duanwu Festival origins, legends, and customs;

-Zongzi-making teaching;

-Zongzi-making competition (20 families; one parent+ one kid; Tel: 18574391634)

Official website: www.hns-whg.cn

Official WeChat account:

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Duanwu Festival Activities

at Hunan Museum

Dragon Boat Drawing and Coloring

 

Time: 10:00-10:20, 10:30-10:50, 11:00-11:20; 14:00-14:20, 14:30-14:50, 15:00-15:20;

June 1-30 (closed on Mondays)

Venue: East side of Art Gallery, 1A, Hunan Museum Education Center

Participants: 12 people for each time period

Activities: Duanwu Festival origins and customs exhibition; hands-on activities

How to Participate: no need to make a reservation; on-site registration


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Parent-kid Event at Hunan Museum

 

Time: June 7 - June 9 (10:00-11:30; 14:00-15:30)

Participants: families with kids aged 9-11 years old (one child + one parent); 10 families per time

Activities:

-Finding the trail of five poisonous creatures, namely scorpion, viper, centipede, house lizard, and toad;

 

-Learning the Duanwu Festival culture, such as the festivals connection with the dragon and the Chu culture;

 

-Experiencing Duanwu Festival customs, including Dou Bai Cao (grass knowledge quiz) and writing a Chinese character (king) with realgar wine on childrens foreheads to ward off evil spirits;

 

-Making traditional Duanwu Festival food Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves; and,

 

-Getting to know the fantastic clothes described by Qu Yuan in his masterpiece, Chuci (The Songs of Chu).


You can make a reservation through Hunan Museums official website, APP, and WeChat account.

Official website: www.hnmuseum.com

Official WeChat account:


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Event at Shiyan Lake

Scenic Area

Time: June 7 -9

Activities: dragon boat race, zongzi making, whitewater rafting, glass water slide, electronic music party, water-sprinkling carnival, night rafting.

Official website: www.shiyanhu.com


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Event at Window on the World

Time: June 7 - 9

Activities: duck catching contest, hand-making dragon boat, making ciba and zongzi, smearing the skin with realgar wine, having fun in 4 children' s amusement parks.

Official website: www.colorfulworld.cn


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