Dragon Boat Festival, The festival is on the fifth day of May in the lunar calendar, Eating Zongzi and rowing Dragon boat race are Indispensable customs of Dragon Boat Festival.
In ancient times, people worshiped “Dragon rising to heaven” in this Festival. Which was a good day.
In ancient time, Qu Yuan, a poem of Chu state, worry about his country and people, committed suicide in the river, Later, in order commemorate him. People also took the Dragon Baot Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan.
Dragon boat race, the main custom of the Dragon Boat Festival. It originated in the ancient Chu people were reluctant to Xian Chen Qu Yuan to throw the river to die, many people to catch up with the rescue boat. They fall over each other, when not a trace Zhuizhi Dongting Lake. After the May 5th Dragon Boat to commemorate the. Dragon boat racing through the river to disperse the fish, eat fish so as not to the body of Qu Yuan. Races of the study, the prevalence of the Wu, Chu, the more.
Later, the Dragon Boat Race in addition to commemorate Qu Yuan, the local people also paid a different meaning. In addition, the dragon boat has passed into neighboring Japan, Vietnam and so on and the United Kingdom. In 1980, the dragon boat race was included in the China national sports events, and the annual “Qu Yuan Cup” dragon boat race.
25th MAY Dragon Boat Festival
Post time: Jun-24-2020