GUIDE TO THE GRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Dragon Boat Festival, on the fifth day of the fifth month according to Chinese lunar calendar, is one of the major four traditional festivals in China. The Dragon Boat Festival in 2018 is occurred on June 18. In May, 2006, the State Council of China listed Dragon Boat Festival among the first batch of national intangible cultural heritages. Since 2008, Dragon Boat Festival has been listed among the national holidays. In September 2009, UNESCO officially assessed and approved China’s Dragon Boat Festival to be listed among Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, making Dragon Boat Festival China’s first festival listed among the world intangible cultural heritages.