June 9 is Dragon Boat Festival
), meaning you get Thursday and Friday off, though some of you will have a make up work day on Sunday. (Boooo.)
So, Dragon Boat Festival. Entry-level festivities are thus: eating zongzi
and dragon boat racing. The first one is easy. The second one, last year, quite a few people we knew had difficulty getting in on that. If you're Shanghai-bound for the holidays and want to check out what this whole dragon boat racing is about, click on the jump for the details.
You can also read more about the cultural and historical background of the festival in our Dragon Boat Festival article
from last year. That one's not changing for thousands and thousands of years...