The Dragon Boat Festival

The fifth day of the fifth lunar month every year for the Dragon Boat Festival, is our Chinese folk an ancient traditional festival, also known as the Duanyang Festival, the fifth festival, according to legend, the Dragon Boat Festival is to commemorate the Spring and Autumn period Chu doctor, the famous patriotic poet Qu Yuan.
Qu Yuan was a man of Chu State in the Warring States period. He was very learned. He became an official beside the king of Chu and tried to make his country rich and strong. The bad king of Chu, however, listened to the words of the treacherous officials and banished Qu Yuan. In exile, Qu Yuan heard that the capital of Chu was occupied by the enemy, and the people suffered, and he was very angry. On the fifth day of the fifth month, he came to the Miluo River, holding a stone and jumping into the Miluo River. The people of Chu heard the news that Qu Yuan had thrown into the river, they were very sad. With tears in their eyes, they rowed the boat to salvage Qu Yuan, and threw zongzi into the river to feed the fish, hoping that the fish would not hurt Qu Yuan's body.
During the Dragon Boat Festival in our hometown, every family hangs moxa grass and calamus on both sides of the door to ward off evil spirits. Children also hang red salted duck eggs on their chests and wear scented sachets sewn into various shapes with colored silk threads for good luck.
Eating zongzi during the Dragon Boat Festival is a common custom in all parts of south China, but the practice of zongzi is not the same everywhere, some places use banana leaves to wrap zongzi, and some places use lotus leaves to wrap zongzi
Every Dragon Boat Festival, every family or to clean the house, sprinkle realgar Water, to prevent poison insects.
On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, all parts of south China will hold dragon boat races 。
The Dragon Boat Festival is a time for family reunions and enjoying the company of friends and loved ones. It is a time to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of China and to honor the memory of a great poet and loyal minister.

posted @ 2024-06-11 22:53  陈林霞  阅读(7)  评论(1编辑  收藏  举报