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- Jun 19, 2018 -

The Dragon Boat Festival (the Dragon-Boat Festival)


A brief introduction to the Dragon Boat Festival


In the 5th day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, it is a traditional Chinese Folk Festival - Dragon Boat Festival, also called "Dragon Boat Festival", "Pu Festival", "day middle Festival", "big long Festival", "Mu Lan Festival", "daughter's Day", "children's Day". It is one of the traditional festivals of the Han people. The Dragon Boat Festival is also known as the end of the five, the dragon. In addition, the Dragon Boat Festival has many alias, such as: Day festival, five heavy Festival, May Festival, bathing orchid festival, daughter's day, day festival, wax, poet's day, dragon day, AI Festival, end five, summer festival and so on. Although the names are different, generally speaking, the customs of people everywhere celebrate festivals more or less. Today, Dragon Boat Festival is still a very popular festival among the Chinese people.


The Dragon Boat Festival is the traditional custom of the Chinese people for more than two thousand years. Because of the vast territory and many ethnic groups, some Mongolia, Hui, Hui, Tibetan, Miao, Yi, Zhuang, Buyi, DPRK, Dong, Yao, Bai, Tujia, Hani, she, Lahu, water, Naxi, Daur, mu, Qiang, qioyan, Xibe, Pumi, Ewenki, Yugu, oroqun, and other ethnic minorities also passed this festival, plus many story legends, so it not only produced a large number of different Festival names, but also different customs in different places. The main contents are: the daughter's return to the maiden house, the ghost boat, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the dragon boat, the grass, a hundred diseases, the sachet, the dragon boat, the fight, the swing, the yolk, the male yellow wine, the Acorus wine, the five poisonous cakes, the salted eggs, the dumplings and the fresh fruits, etc. The activities of superstition have gradually disappeared, and the rest have spread to all parts of China and neighboring countries. Some activities, such as dragon boat racing, have gained new development, breaking through the time and regional boundaries and becoming international sports events.