WestMoonint Holiday Notice for Dragon Boat Festival
Chengdu, China, June 2, 2011
WestMoonint will enjoin a Chinese traditional festival holiday, Dragon Boat Festival, from june 4th to June 6th, 2011, WestMoonint ACVM facility will keep normal operation during the festival; ACVM, a new type of PVC processing aid and PCV impact modifier raw materials, which are newly released by WestMoonint last moth.
And WestMoonint will resume normal synthetic rubber, rubber accelerator, plastic processing raw materials, and other chemical products sales on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011.
Duanwu Festival (Chinese: 端午節/端午节), also known as Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese: 龍舟節/龙舟节), is a traditional festival associated with Chinese and other East Asian and Southeast Asian societies as well. It is a public holiday in mainland China, Taiwan, as well as in Hong Kong and Macau. The festival is also celebrated in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as in Singapore and Malaysia. Equivalent and related festivals outside Chinese-speaking societies include the Kodomo no hi in Japan, Dano in Korea, and Tết Đoan Ngọ in Vietnam.
The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar on which the Chinese calendar is based. This is the source of the alternative name of Double Fifth. In 2011 this falls on June 6. The focus of the celebrations includes eating the rice dumpling zongzi, drinking realgar wine xionghuangjiu(Chinese: 雄黃酒/雄黄酒), and racing dragon boats.
The Duanwu Festival is believed to have originated in ancient China. A number of theories exist about its origins as a number of folk traditions and explanatory myths are connected to its observance. Today the best known of these relates to the suicide in 278 BCE of Qu Yuan, poet and statesman of the Chu kingdom during the Warring States period.
Some pictures of Dragon Boat Festival celebrations as below:
Dragon Boat Racing
Rice Dumping Zongzi