The city has had three days of holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is also known as the Duanwu Festival in China. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Tonight is the culmination of this festival and there are many fire crackers exploding! Because of the holidays only our class has been meeting; the children and staff will return to the school tomorrow--I have missed them!
We had some crazy weather yesterday--in the morning the sun was shining and the air was clear since we had so much rain last week. Suddenly we had a 20 minute HAIL storm of all things in the middle of the afternoon. The size of the hail was like large marbles and it was so noisy we had to suspend class for a few minutes. This is very unusual in Beijing and an hour later the sun was shining again!
Have a great day, we will write more later!