The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival (端午節) is a significant traditional holiday celebrated in China.

Update:  Hong Kong & Shanghai closed on 6th June 2011. 2011 Holidays

Commemorated on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar, The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival fell last on June 16th 2010.

This celebration is known to the Chinese as an occasion to ward off diseases and for protection against evil. Focus includes dragon boat races, eating glutinous rice dumplings (糭子) and drinking healthy concoctions.

In conjunction with this festival

  • ODM Shanghai office will close from 14th to the 16th of June 2010.
  • ODM Hong Kong office will be closed on the 16th of June 2010.

Click to see more on Hong Kong, China & Singapore holidays in 2010.