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Dragon Boat Festival

Past Event 2014

Celebration of the DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

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10.30am – 4pm

Normal admission charges apply.

Children free

The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival,Dua¯nwu˘ Jié) is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the
famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan. The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar.

The Duanwu Festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals and is a public holiday in China. It’s a celebration where families get together, make and eat the traditional festival food, Zongzi, and amongst other activities, race dragon boats.

So come along and enjoy the celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival with us and experience some typical food, activities
and games of this festival as it is done in China! Fun for all the family!

端午节快乐 Duanwu Jie Kuai Le!
Happy Dragon Boat Festival!
Malcolm Wong, Chair
Dunedin Chinese Garden Trust
(03) 477 3248 |
Festival Programme

Dragon puppet making and shadow theatre workshop
Make your own dragon puppet and have fun using them to play the Dragon Boat Festival story in the Shadow Theatre set. Gold coin donation, limited space, please make a booking.
Tower Room | 10.30am – 12.00 noon

Egg Standing Contest
The Dragon Boat Festival is held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which is traditionally an unlucky month. To
ensure luck for the coming year, people compete in egg standing contests. It is believed that making an egg stand on
this day, especially at midday, will bring luck.
Tea House | 11.55am

Lion Dance Performance and Workshop
Experience the thrill and excitement of the Chinese Lion Dance. Watch the Lion Dancers practicing their drumming and fascinating agilities and give it a go yourself!
Courtyard | 12 noon – 1pm