Google Doodle Celebrates Asia’s Dragon Boat Festival

Google Doodle Celebrates Asia’s Dragon Boat Festival

January 16, 2017

This festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.  Google found it interesting enough to include in their doodle last Summer.
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The festival commemorates the death of the Chinese poet and official Qu Yuan in 278 B.C.

In China, Hong Kong and Malaysia, visitors to the search engine will see an illustration by Alyssa Winans depicting an example of the dragon’s head that is carved into the bow of the boats raced during the festival. In Hong Kong, where the day is a public holiday, crews representing the city’s companies and community associations will take to the water, with paddlers sitting in two lines in the boat and rowing to a drumbeat. International rowing teams also participate.

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