Subway #Art in Taipei

Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

Happy Dragon Boat Festival!  Today in #China we are celebrating the Duanwu #端午 festival!  It’s been a Holiday here for more than 2000 years!

It celebrates the Famous #poet #quyuan. Devoted to #China 🇨🇳, he wrote beautiful poems about its history, nature, and people. When the invading Qin armies approached, he chose to drown himself rather than see his beloved country fall.  Although they sent out many #dragon boats to look for him, they could not save him in time. 
 So to commemorate his memory, every year they eat  #粽子 (aka Zongzi), a sticky #rice #treat wrapped in banana leaves. And the big cities send out Dragon #boats for big battles and races on the lakes and rivers! Cool!

Chinese Dragon & Lion Dance

The Traditional Chinese Dragon & Lion Dance! Part of a show performed by students at the University for the “Welcoming Freshmen Candlelighting Ceremony” #ChinaTravel #LifeinChina #ChineseCulture

When the Dragon Bites

When the Dragon Bits

Dragon Boats

Dragon Boat

 

I had the amazing opportunity to ride one of the famous dragon boats that floats across the man-made lake at the Beijing summer palace! So much fun!

Dragon Gate

Dragon Gate

This Dragon helps hold up and ward the gates to the Yonggungsa Temple in Busan. Isn’t he darling!