Dragon Boat Festival falls on May 30th, 2017 and was celebrated during the week of May 22nd-26th at Hui Xin campus. Students decorated traditional wooden paddles and painted dragon boats to put in the foyer's water display. The Dragon Races, paddles and beating of the drum symbolize unity as only the team who acts as one can win the races.
There are many takes on the Dragon Boat Festival which is celebrated in different ways around the world. Wearing a scented pouch, an egg, tying five-colored silk thread and hanging mugwort leaves above your door are all typical rituals which honors either Wu Zixu, Cao E or Qu Yuan who passed away on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month.
The most popular interpretation of the traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, known as Duanwu and Tuen Ng Festival is in memory of a famous poet by the name Qu Yuan, who was exiled by the king of Chu who drowned in the Milou river in Hunan Province. At the time, it is said that rowers raced to find his body and threw sticky rice cakes known as Zongzi into the river, to keep the water dragon away.
We sincerely hope you will enjoy the display at Hui Xin campus and enjoy the upcoming Dragon Boat Holiday from/including May 26th to/including May 30th.
Newton Hui Xin Kindergarten