午 wǔ noon; midday
Sounds same五 wǔ (five)
武 wǔ (martial)
Different tone乌 wū (crow)
屋 wū (house)
无 wú (not to have)
勿 wù (do not)
戊 wù (fifth (ordinal))
Stroke order for character 午, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
上午 shàng wǔ
中午 zhōng wǔ
下午 xià wǔ
Duānwǔjié Dragon Boat Festival
The Chinese have a rich mixture of festivals ancient and modern to celebrate. Some have dates fixed by the traditional lunar calendar, some by the traditional solar calendar and the modern ones by the Western calendar so the dates move around each year. Most months have some kind of festival. Public holidays are now usually moved to be close to the festival date often giving a long weekend rather than a day off in the middle of the week. There are two longer public holidays, one for Chinese New year (usually three days) and one for October 1st National Day (also typically three days). Read More
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