The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.
A very popular dish during the Dragon Boat Festival is zong zi. This tasty dish consists of （重点短语：包含包括）rice dumplings with meat, peanut, egg yolk, or other fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves.
Considering（重点单词：考虑，认为） this time of year an especially dangerous time, many Chinese will hang various herbs, called Ay Tsao, on their doors for protection.
文中的Dragon Boat Festival就是“端午节”的意思，又称端阳节、五月节等，已被列入世界非物质文化遗产名录。festival的意思是“节日”，多指民俗或宗教节日，如：the Lantern Festival（元宵节），the Spring Festival（春节）。
第二段中的bamboo是名词，泛指一般的“竹，竹子”时不可数，如：Bamboo is not a tree, but a kind of grass. （竹不是一种树，而是一种草。）；还可用于其他名词前作定语，如：bamboo chair（竹椅）
Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu or Tuen Ng Festival, is a traditional holiday observed annually over 2,000 years in China to commemorate Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), an ancient Chinese patriotic poet.
Dragon Boat Festival Facts
Date: 5th day of 5th lunar month
History: more than 2,000 years
Customs: eating Zongzi, dragon boat racing
Festival Foods: Zongzi (sticky rice dumplings), eels, tea-flavored eggs
Eating Zongzi 吃粽子
Dragon Boat Racing 赛龙舟
Drinking Realgar Wine 饮雄黄酒
Hanging Calamus and Wormwood 挂艾草与菖蒲
Wearing Perfume Pouches 戴香包
Wearing a Five-color String Bracelet 栓五色丝线
Picking Herbs 采草药
Bathing in Herbs Waters 沐兰汤
Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet in China's Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC), sacrificed himself for his country on the fifth day of May in lunar calendar, so it is widely accepted that Duanwu Festival is observed to commemorate him.
Zongzi, also known as sticky rice dumplings, is the most important food of Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, which got popular when people threw it into Miluo River to protect Qu Yuan's body from fish's gnawing. Nowadays, Zongzi is in great variety in terms of shapes and flavors.
Dragon boat race is a time-honored custom of the festival. The racing is derived from worshiping activities for totem dragon in ancient China, and it was fixed as a practice to commemorate Qu Yuan later. With a history over 2,000 years, it has become an international sport event
K: Hey,Oz How're you doing?
O: Hey 柯南. I’m doing super. How're you doing?
K: I’m doing great, but I am really looking forward to the end of the month?
O: Really? Why? What’s happening?
K: You don’t know? It’s the Dragon Boat Festival in China. It’s one of the oldest and most traditional Chinese Festivals.
O: I have heard some amazing things about this festival, but can you tell me more? I'm really interested in this festival. When and how do you celebrate it?
K: The Dragon Boat Festival, the 5th of May in lunar month, has had a history of more than 2,000 years.
O: 2000 YEARS? That’s a long time. Hang on, lunar calendar ? that’s in two weeks?
K: Yeh, it’s just around the corner.
O: OK, and how do you celebrate it?
K: Well, we’re gonna eat Zongzi as a traditional food on that day and there’re many dragon boat racings happening all over China, which is really exciting.
O: Kenan, What is Zongzi?
K: It’s glutinous rice dumpling with many different ingredients like bean paste, dates, meat and nuts.
O: Sounds delicious. You’re making me hungry now. I have to try this Zongzi. What about the dragon boat racing? Can you tell me anything about this?
K: Dragon boats are named because the fore and stern of the boat is in a shape of traditional Chinese dragon. A team of people works the oars in a bid, to reach the destination before other teams.
O: Wow, sounds really amazing. I really want to see this racing. Oh,hang on, I just used Baidu, and have seen some other traditions and customs, such as hanging up icons of Zhong Kui, hanging mugwort and calamus, taking long walks, and wearing perfumed medicine bags.
K: Yeah, yeah, all of these activities together with the drinking of realgar wine, were regarded by the ancients as effective, in preventing disease or evil, while promoting health and well being.
O: Kenan, let’s wish the all the Students of SuperA and all the Chinese people a very happy Dragon Boat Festival. Enjoy time with family and friends.
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