The story and traditions behind Dragon Boat Festival

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In Chinese, the name for Dragon Boat Festival is 端午节 [duān wǔ jié], which is not a literal translation of Dragon Boat Festival, but rather is an ancient phrase that relates to the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. The festival is always celebrated on 五月初五 [wǔ yuè chū wǔ], the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, which this year falls on June 2. Continue reading

Random Acts of Kindness

Did you know February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day? Make someone smile by using some of these phrases in the language your learning. Continue reading