The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday that originated in China and is held near the summer solstice. The festival falls on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar, which is the source of the festival's alternative name, the Double Fifth Festival.
In May 2006, the State Council inscribed it on the first national intangible cultural heritage list. In September 2009, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formally reviewed and approved the Dragon Boat Festival as a world intangible cultural heritage, making it the first Chinese festival to be included in the world intangible cultural heritage list.
The Xi’an Qujiangchi Site Park, in Xi’an city, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, held various themed activities during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.
The Xi’an Qujiangchi Site Park, in Xi’an city, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province.
The fifth lunar month is considered an unlucky month. In order to get rid of the misfortune, people put calamus and Artemisia above the doors on the fifth of May.
Making an egg stand is a popular game on the Dragon Boat Festival and has a long history. The Xi'an Qujiangchi Site Park held the interactive game with visitors.
The park stages a Qinqiang opera performance during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday. The Qinqiang opera performance features a simple, rough, bold, and exaggerated performing style. With skillful performances, it is loved by audiences.