Today is the famous Dragon Boat Festival in China.

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday originating in China, which happens near the summer solstice.

Three of the most widespread activities conducted during the Dragon Boat Festival are eating (and preparing) zongzi (rice dumpling), drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats.

The festival now occurs 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.