Dragon Boat Festival 2023, 2024

Written by Apple Updated May. 17, 2023

Dragon Boat Festival 2023 is on Thursday, June 22 in China. Combined with a weekend break, Chinese people will have a 3-day holiday from June 22nd to 24th. 

The Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival date changes each year but it usually falls in late May or June in the Gregorian calendar.

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Dragon Boat Festival Dates in 2023, 2024, 2025

The dates included in the table are the list of Chinese Dragon Boat Festival dates 2023,2024, 2025...

Year Date Day
2023 June 3 Friday
2024 June 10 Monday
2025 May 31 Saturday
2026 June 19 Friday
2027 June 9 Wednesday
2028 June 27 Tuesday
2029 June 16 Saturday
2030 June 5 Wednesday
2031 June 24 Tuesday
2032 June 12 Saturday

 Dragon Boat Public Holiday 2023

In 2023, in the Chinese mainland, the festival holiday is from June 22nd to 24th for 3 days.  

Offices, banks, and companies may close during the holiday. Hotels, shops, and supermarkets keep open, and they are even busier than usual. Tourist attractions are usually crowded.  

In Hong Kong and Macau, the Dragon Boat Festival holiday 2023 is on the 22nd. 

Dragon Boat Festival 2023 in Hong Kong

The Dragon Boat Festival is called Tuen Ng Festival in Hong Kong. It falls on June 22 

There will be dragon boat races at Waterfront Podium Garden, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon from 24-25 June 2023 (Saturday to Sunday).

Dragon Boat Festival 2023 in Malaysia

In 2023, the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival will take place on 2 & 3 December 2023 at the Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang, Malaysia.

Dragon Boat Festival 2023 in Singapore

In 2023, the dragon boat race will take place at Bedok Reservoir on June 24 to 25 in Singapore.

Dragon Boat Festival in Denver Colorado, USA

 In Denver, the Dragon Boat Festival celebrations take place on July 22 to 23, 2023 at Sloan's Lake Park. There will be a grand dragon boat race. 

Why Do Dragon Boat Festival Dates Change Every Year?

The Dragon Boat Festival date changes each year as the festival date is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. 

The lunar calendar is based on the movement of the moon as it takes its time circling around Earth. A month on this Chinese lunar calendar is around 28 days, and a normal year lasts from 353 to 355 days.

The festival date changes slightly between June and July each year. 

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