The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanyang Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Tianzhong Festival and so on, originated from the worship of natural celestial phenomena, evolved from the ancient times of dragon worship. Midsummer Dragon Boat Festival, Canglongqi flying in the south of the sky, in the most “in the middle” of the year, that is, as the “I Ching · Qian hexagram” the fifth line of the line of commentary said: “flying dragon in the day”. Its origin covers the ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects of the content, contains a profound and rich cultural connotation, in the inheritance and development of a variety of folk customs as a whole, festival and custom content is rich. Stepping dragon boat and eating zongzi are the two customs of the Dragon Boat Festival. These two customs have been inherited in China since ancient times and continue to this day

Brief introduction and time of Dragon Boat Festival

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The fifth day of the fifth lunar month is the traditional Chinese folk festival – Dragon Boat Festival. It is one of the ancient traditional festivals of the Chinese nation. Dragon Boat Festival is also called terminal five, duanyang. In addition, the Dragon Boat Festival has many other names, such as: afternoon festival, heavy five festival, May Festival, bath orchid festival, daughter’s festival, day festival, wax, poet’s festival, dragon day and so on. Although the name is different, but generally speaking, people around the customs of the festival or more than different.

The Dragon Boat Festival, is the traditional habits of the Chinese people for more than two thousand years, because of the vast territory, many nationalities, plus many stories and legends, so not only produced many different festival names, but also have different customs around. Its main contents are as follows: Daughter back, hanging doors, to meet the ghost ship, noon, afternoon Ye Fu, hanging calamus and wormwood, swam out, her sweet bursa, for he feels ashamed, dragon boat racing, duration, the shots, swing, for children with realgar, drinking realgar wine, sweet wine, bread eaten ruling, salted egg, zongzi and seasonal fruit, etc., in addition to the superstition color activities gradually vanished, The rest have been distributed throughout China and neighboring countries. Some activities, such as the dragon boat race, have gained new development, breaking through the boundaries of time and region, and become international sports events.

In fact, the Dragon Boat Festival is a day for Chinese people to eat rice dumplings!

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According to the “Records of the Grand Historian” “biography of Qu Yuan Jia Sheng” records, Qu Yuan, is the Spring and Autumn period of the minister of King Huai. He advocated appointing talents to enrich the country and strengthen the army, and advocated united Qi to fight against Qin. However, he was strongly opposed by the noble Zi Lan and others. Qu Yuan was expelled from the capital because of his greed, and was banished to the Yuan and Hunan valleys. While in exile, he penned immortal poems, such as Li Sao (The Lament), Tian Wen (Heavenly Questions) and Jiu Ge (Nine Songs), which had a unique style and far-reaching influence. In 278 B. C., the Qin army conquered the capital of Chu. Seeing his motherland being invaded, Qu Yuan was heartbroken, but he could not bear to give up his motherland all the time. On May 5, after writing his last work “Huai Sand”, he threw himself into the Miluo River with a boulder and died, composing a magnificent patriotic movement with his own life.

It is said that after the death of Qu Yuan, the people of Chu rushed to the bank of the Miluo River to pay their respects to him. The fishermen rowed their boats up and down the river for his real body. A fisherman took out rice balls, eggs and other food prepared for Qu Yuan and threw them into the river “pluff, pluff”, saying that the fish, lobster and crab were full, so that they would not bite Doctor Qu’s body. People saw it and followed suit. An old doctor poured a jar of realgar wine into the river, saying he wanted the medicine to stun all aquatic animals so as not to harm Doctor Qu. Later, in order to avoid being eaten by flood dragons, people came up with the idea of wrapping rice with neem leaves and wrapping colorful silk around it, which developed into brown rice.

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Later, on the fifth day of May each year, there was the custom of dragon boat race, eating zongzi and drinking realgar wine; To commemorate the patriotic poet Qu Yuan.

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