Dragon Boat Festival

- Jun 15, 2018-

Dragon Boat Festival is every the 5th day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, also known as Dragon Boat Festival, May Festival, five day. Before the spring and Autumn Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival was a holiday for disease and epidemic prevention, after Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet, became a memorial to the country on this day and became a festival for the people to sacrifice Qu Yuan and to cherish the feelings of the Chinese national Gao Jie. The name of Qu Yuan has been passed on to the present, and the patriotic spirit has spread to all parts of China. However, there are exceptions, the Dragon Boat Festival in the east Wu area has never been commemorating Qu Yuan, but it is to commemorate Wu Zixu in the river in May 5th, and the custom of the Dragon Boat Race in the Wu Yue area and the tribal totem in this day is much earlier than the spring and Autumn period. Dragon Boat Festival has the custom of eating zongzi, dragon boat racing, hanging Acorus, Artemisia argyi, Artemisia argyi, smoked Atractylodes rhizome, Angelica dahurica, and realgar wine. "Dragon Boat Festival" is one of the national statutory holidays and has been listed in the world's list of intangible cultural heritage.


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