Najib extends Dragon Boat festival wishes


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has extended his greetings to members of the Chi­nese community in the country celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival.

“Today our fellow Chinese Malay­sians celebrate Duanwu Jie – when ties are strengthened and dumplings enjoyed. Happy Dragon Boat festival!” he said on Twitter.

The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

The festival was celebrated yesterday, and commemorates the life and death of famous Chinese Warring States period poet and minister Qu Yuan, the progenitor of the celebration.

The Dragon Boat is a celebration where many eat zongzi or rice dumplings and race in their dragon boats. — Bernama


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