The Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival! Today is the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, the Dragon Boat Festival. The most widespread legend about it is related to Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and politician during the Warring States Period.

Qu Yuan was loyal all his life, and he voted for the country. In order to commemorate him, the customs of the "Dragon Boat Race" and "Jiaodian River" in the fifth day of May of lunar month have been handed down to this day. Come and click to watch the Dragon Boat Festival of the China Daily Network video series "Talking about China Festival" to understand Qu Yuan's story and feel the "life and life" of Zongzi and Dragon Boat.

The Dragon Boat Festival, the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, was established  during the Warring States period (475-221 BC) and has had a history of more than 2,000 years. It is usually in June in the Gregorian calendar.

The delicious food must be eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival is  tsung-tse/ glutinous rice dumpling. This tradition originates from the fishermen on the Miluo River, throwing rice into the river to calm the dragon in the river, hoping they will not harm Qu Yuan.


Due to the differences in diet culture between the north and the south China, the stuffing in the dumplings is also different. The north is mostly sweet dumplings, made with bean paste and date, while the south is mostly salty dumplings. Meat, nuts, etc. are used as stuffing. In Asian countries such as North Korea, South Korea and Japan, there are also customs of eating dumplings.

What to drink for the Dragon Boat Festival?

Try the realgar bar for the Dragon Boat Festival. On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, people pour realgar wine into wine and drink realgar wine on the ears, nose, forehead, hands and feet of children, hoping that this will protect the children from snakes and insects. , And can also fend off evil spirits.


What to play for the Dragon Boat Festival?

The most suitable program for the Dragon Boat Festival is dragon boat racing. which shows that dragon boat racing is an indispensable event for the Dragon Boat Festival.


What to wear for the Dragon Boat Festival?

The most distinctive ornament for the Dragon Boat Festival is the sachet. Children wear sachets, legend has the meaning of avoiding evil and exorcising pests. Sachets made with herbal medicines containing multiple fragrances can also prevent disease.


What is hanging on the Dragon Boat Festival?

Many people believe that May can easily cause disease, so there must be many measures to prevent family members from getting sick. During the Dragon Boat Festival, people will hang a special plant, wormwood, at the door for protection.

Hanging branches of moxa and calamus around the doors of their homes and display portraits of evil's nemesis (Chung Kuei) on the door are to drive away evils and avoid evil.