The Dragon Boat Festival, the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, has had a history of more than 2,000 years. It is usually in June in the Gregorian calendar. This festival is to commemorate the death of QU Yuan,an upright and honest poet and statesman who is said to have committed suicide by drowning himself in a river.
世界最大最权威的《牛津英语词典》（The Oxford English Dictionary，简称 OED）收录了“端午节”的英文 Dragon Boat Festival（字面意为“龙舟节”），其定义如下：
The dragon boat festival, believed to have been celebrated for over 2,000 years, takes place on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese calendar throughout China and in Chinese communities worldwide. It commemorates the death of Qu Yuan (c340–278 b.c.), China's first known poet, who drowned himself when his home state of Chu was overthrown; the dragon boat races traditionally represent the search for his body.
（端午节在农历 5 月 5 日，已有 2000 多年的历史，中国各地和全球的华人小区均有庆祝。这个节日纪念的是中国第一位已知的诗人屈原，他因故土楚国灭亡而投江自尽。传统上，龙舟竞渡代表的是搜寻他的遗体。）
美国最大、地位最崇高的《韦氏三版新国际英语词典》（Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language，简称 W3）也收录了 Dragon Boat Festival，不过定义精简模糊了许多：
Dragon Boat Festival: a Chinese festival held just before the summer solstice that has as its chief event a race among long narrow boats resembling dragons.
端午节，当然少不了美味的粽子。粽子的英文是: rice-dumpling，这是比较书面的表达，更常用的表达是 zongzi，就是粽子的拼音直译。因为是中国特有的食物，所以直译过来也没问题。
Zongzi are pyramid-shaped dumplings made of glutinous rice, stuffed with meat, nuts or bean paste and wrapped in bamboo leaves. It is associated with Dragon Boat Festival with historical meaning.
1. have bamboo leaves watered. 粽叶先浸水。
2. Fill the boat shape with a few tablespoons of the soaked sticky rice. Top with a sprinkling of mung beans. 在船型粽叶中填入几勺浸湿的糯米，再加少许绿豆。
3. Add some smoked meat and shrimps. 再加入腌制过的肉和虾。
4. Packed it with line with three, four, or five angles. 用线把粽子裹起来，可以做成三角、四角或五角。
5. Boiled them, first with big fire, then turn to small fire till rip. 然后再进行蒸煮，先用大火，再转成小火直到粽子壳开裂。
端午节最应景的节目就是赛龙舟，英文称之为 Dragon boat racing。
Dragon boat racing is a traditional pastime. Crews of 22 people in long, dragon-shaped boats race lengths of 2000 meters. As the gun is fired, people will see racers in dragon boats pulling the oars harmoniously and hurriedly, accompanied by rapid drums, speeding toward their destination.
On Dragon Boat Festival, parents also need to dress their children up with a perfume pouch. They first sew little bags with colorful silk cloth, then fill the bags with perfumes or herbal medicines, and finally string them with silk threads. The perfume pouch will be hung around the neck or tied to the front of a garment as an ornament. They are said to be able to ward off evil.