Monday, June 6, 2011

Baidu and Google Celebrate Duanwu Festival With Doodles

Call it Duanwu, Dragon Boat or Dumpling festival: Both search giants, Baidu and Google are celebrating the festival today with doodles on their front pages.

Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China are having public holidays today. Sadly, there is no day off here in Singapore. But as Chinese, we do still celebrate the festival with our families, mostly by just eating dumplings together.

The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar on which the Chinese calendar is based.

Besides eating dumplings, the festival is also a day for dragon boat races. The video below, with more than 400,000 views, provides a good overview on the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival. If you’re interested to learn more, check out the Dragon Boat Festival page on Wikipedia.

Have a great Dumpling Day! 端午快乐!

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