Canton Global Academy

Dragon Boat Festival Holiday

18 June 2018

Dear Parents

Monday June 18 is Dragon Boat Festival, a Chinese National Public holiday, and I wish to announce that the school will be closed on this day, so that your families and our staff can have the opportunity to celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat festival.

School will resume as normal on Tuesday June 19 for the Final Tests.

Thank you for your attention and happy Dragon Boat festival!

Yours sincerely,

Charles Chao

Chief Operations Officer

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The Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival ( (Duanwu Festival, Duānwǔ Jié) is one of the most important traditional holidays that pays tribute to the life and death of the Chinese scholar Qu Yuan. This festival varies each year according to the Chinese Lunar calendar however, will always fall on the fifth of the fifth month on the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

The Dragon Boat festival is a celebration where many eat rice dumplings((zongzi)), drink realgar wine((xionghuangjiu)) and race dragon boats.