The story and traditions behind Dragon Boat Festival

475606237 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

Famous Female Polyglots

Malala_Yousafzai2.jpg Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. In celebration, we wanted to bring your attention to women who have spent part of their lives learning multiple language: these amazing female polyglots. Of course, there are many famous bilingual women not included … Continue reading