Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

Today is the 5th day of the 5th Lunar month of the Chinese calendar, and is also known as the Dragon Boat Festival. I am not going to tell the story here, but just to remind you to drink some water from the tap (make sure filtered) or clean up your face/ shower between 11:30~13:00. This water is said to make one healthier. The story is from late Ming dynasty. A general brought his troop to the hill and couldn't find the water for days. He prayed to the heaven, then struck his sword into the ground and the water spurted out on the 5th day of 5th lunar month at noon. Not trying to be superstitious but we do it too.

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