[photopress:dragon_boat_festival.jpg,full,alignright]Two airline companies in Shanghai have arranged cross-Strait charter flights for the Dragon Boat Festival. It is a movable feast but this year it will be on June 19.
China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines each have a round-trip flight on June 15 and 19 between Shanghai and Taipei.
China Southern Airlines has scheduled round-trip charter flights from Guangzhou to Taipei for June 16 and 21.
Charter flights from Xiamen to Taipei are set for June 15 and 19.
The Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on the fifth day of fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, is said to be in memory of a patriotic Chinese poet who drowned over 2,000 years ago.