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Thursday, May 22, 2014

When Is Dumpling Festival 2014

Dumpling Festival also called Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival 端午节in Chinese falls on the 5th day of the 5th Month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar annually. This means that in 2014 Dumpling Festival or Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 2, 2014.

While we are on the subject, here are some delightful videos you can watch together with your children to teach them about this Chinese culture and celebration.

Video 1: The Dragon Boat Festival Story (A video story in bilingual language English and Mandarin), great for English speakers who are learning Chinese as a second language.

Video 2: The Story Of Qu Yuan. You can watch this video together with your children while telling them about the famous poet. Parents can tell the children the story of Qu Yuan by watching this video together. This video is in English. So if you your child is learning Chinese, while you don't know Chinese, this one will be good for you.

Video 3: The Duan Wu Festival explained to the kids in Mandarin. This is a Chinese Mandarin video that is excellent for kids learning Chinese as it will help them to recognize the Chinese character or words associated with this festival.

Video 4: Wrap up your Dragon Boat Festival lesson by letting the kids watch this video on how to make Chinese Sticky Rice Dumplings or Zong Zi 粽子。If you don't know how to make rice dumplings yourself (like me) then this video will be very interesting for the kids to watch as a way to let them know what goes inside the sticky rice dumplings and how they are made.

Ah.. this makes me feel like running out to buy some zong zi now. :) I hope you enjoy this compilation of videos on Duan Wu Jie.

Happy Dragon Boat Festival!


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