Ready, Set, Go! The Dragon Boat Festival is Here

Do you know about the Dragon Boat Festival? The traditional Chinese holiday is celebrated across the world on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which falls on Friday June 3rd this year.

As one of the key traditional Chinese festivals of the year, the Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a renowned Chinese poet during the Warring States Period of ancient China. Qu Yuan’s poetry is celebrated for its patriotism and idealism, and he has since become a national hero in China for his many works.

Legend goes that Qu Yuan waded into the Mi Lo River and drowned himself when the capital city of his country fell to a rival state, so much was his feelings of remorse and sadness. Hundreds of villagers and onlookers tried to save Qu Yuan by paddling into the river in boats, beating drums and throwing rice dumplings into the water to keep evil spirits away from his body. This is what has formed the basis of the Dragon Boat Festival today.

In the modern day Dragon Boat Festival, competitors take part in various races in vibrantly painted canoes, working in a team to steer the boat to the finish line. Team members paddle in sync with one another to push the canoe forward while a single member will beat a drum to keep all members in sync and to raise the spirit of the team throughout the race. Food plays a critical part during the Dragon Boat Festival, with Zongzi - a rice dumpling made from sticky rice and commonly filled with red bean paste or meats and wrapped in bamboo leaves - a delicacy that is enjoyed during the festivities.

At Rapport, we want to wish a “Safe and Healthy Dragon Boat Festival” to all! Celebrate this traditional festival with a Rapport watch accessories and winders that will sure to elevate this special day!

EVO Single Watch Winder

In need of a watch winder? Our best selling EVO Single Watch Winder is the perfect option for you. Precision crafted from wood and hand applied with eight layers of lacquer to create a sleek, high-gloss design that exudes style. Featuring a soft leather cushion that securely holds a wide range of watch sizes and styles, the EVO Single Watch Winder offers multiple levels of control and three direction settings to suit a range of prestige automatic watches. Available in a range of sleek and sophisticated styles, the EVO is the perfect starting point for your watch winding journey. 

Labyrinth Ten Watch Box

For those with a larger timepiece collection, the Labyrinth Watch Boxis the ideal fit for you. With a capacity to hold ten watches in a contemporary stylish design. Made from natural grain wood and hand applied with layers of sleek lacquer, the Labyrinth range is characterised by its unique black geometric lines. The interior is lined with matching suede to ensure your cherished timepieces remain safe.  

Brompton Three Watch Roll

For a more portable storage solution, the Brompton Three Watch Roll is an excellent choice. A luxurious watch roll designed with a crocodile effect leather that gives it a unique and sophisticated look unlike any other Rapport watch roll. Able to comfortably store up to three of your favourite timepieces, the Brompton Three Watch Roll is the perfect way to protect and preserve your timepieces when you are out and about. With a chrome buckle for easy closure and lined with soft suede material, you can rest assured your timepieces are in safe hands when travelling with your Brompton Three Watch Roll.