In accordance with the announcement on the
Dragon-Boat Festival by the State Council of China, Xi’an Jiaotong University
decided to haveTHREEdays off for
the festival, which is from June 16thto June 18th2018,
and classes will start from June 19th(Tuesday).
classes of June 18th(Monday) are canceled and all exams will
II. The international students who live
in the dorms should be back before 11:00p.m.; the international students who
live outside of campus should come back to their flats as early as possible.
For your safety and belongings, please don’t take strangers to your flats or
chat with them in a street.
will be on duty during the holidays. Please let them know If something happens.
Have a Good
on this festival
Festival, often known as Duan Wu Festival, is one of the traditional Chinese
festivals held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese Lunar calendar.
origins of Duan Wu remains unclear, but one traditional view holds that the
festival memorializes the ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan of the Warring States
Period. He committed suicide by drowning himself in a river because he was
disgusted by the corruption of the Chu government. The local people, knowing
him to be a good man, decided to throw food into the river to feed the fishes
to prevent them from eating Qu's body. They also sat on dragon boats, and tried
to scare the fishes away by the thundering sound of drums aboard the boat and
the fierce looking dragon-head in the front of the boat.
Today, people eat zongzi (the food
originally intended to feed the fishes) and race dragon boats in memory of Qu's
International Students Affairs Office
June 4, 2018