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  • Main image of coverstory: The Dragon Boat Festival Has Nothing to do With Dragons
  • The Dragon Boat Festival Has Nothing to do With Dragons


    The Dragon Boat Festival, also often known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional holiday originating in China, occurring near the summer solstice. It is also known as Zhongxiao Festival (Chinese: 忠孝節; pinyin: Zhōngxiàojié), commemorating fealty and filial piety. The festival now occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of Chinese lunisolar calendar, which is the source of the festival's alternative name, the Double Fifth Festival. It’s famous for the races held on that day in traditional paddled long boats, each ornamented with a dragon’s head at the prow.
  • Main image of coverstory: Jennifer’s Enchanting Rose Garden
  • Jennifer’s Enchanting Rose Garden


    Imagine a garden where roses stretch out before you in a sea as far as the eye can see, carved out from a backdrop of tea fields and bamboo groves, the heavenly, sweet scent of roses enveloping you in a fragrant cloud. Imagine going back to simpler times when you can fall asleep looking up at a sky full of stars and wake up at daybreak to the melodious cacophony of lively roosters. An enchanting place where friendly dogs roam around freely, joined at times by a stoic horse, fluffy llama and a preening white peacock. Fortunately, there’s no need to stay in the realm of imagination, the dream has been brought to life at Jennifer Ji’s Seasons Rose Garden in Daixi (埭溪), less than 45 minutes from Hangzhou.
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