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Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival at LingoAce @111 Somerset!

The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar, which is 3 June this year.  With every traditional celebration is a legend that started it all - and the Dragon Boat Festival is no different.

Qu Yuan was a renowned Chinese poet during the warring states period. He served as a Left Minister for the state of Chu but was exiled due to scheming by corrupt officials. During his exile, Qu Yuan’s hometown, the state of Chu fell to the siege of the state of Qin. Qu Yuan was stricken with grief and committed suicide by wading into the Miluo River. It is said that the local people, who revered Qu Yuan, searched for him in boats and this became the origin of dragon boat races. When his body could not be found, the people dropped balls of sticky rice into the river so that the fishes would eat them instead of Qu Yuan's body. Since then, it has become a custom for Chinese families eat rice dumplings in memory of Qu Yuan's legacy.

Today, the Dragon Boat Festival is more about having families come together. In many ethnic Chinese households, rice dumpling-making and watching annual boat racing are bonding sessions that involve every member of the household.

Clay Dragon Boat Making*

Join us to make your own dragon boats out of colour clays, as you learn more about this tradition and origin that has been celebrated over 2,000 years.

Paper Rice Dumplings Making*

Join the fun origami craft activity to fold paper rice dumplings and create our own designs. Learn about the history and get to know different types of rice dumplings!

*Workshops are conducted in Chinese
*For Primary 4 to 6 students only

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Feel free to reach out to us through WhatsApp or drop us an email if you have any questions!

Jared Tan

+65 9665 3906


和我们一起在 LingoAce @111 Somerset 欢庆端午节!






让您的孩子在中文指导下用彩泥制作自己的龙舟,更多地了解这一已被庆祝 2000 多年的传统和起源。




Refer to our time-table below to book your slots!
Contact Us

如有任何问题, 请通过电子邮件E-Mail或者WhatsApp联系我们。

Jared Tan

+65 9665 3906


1-3 June 2022
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