May in Chinese lunar calendar, is Chinese folk traditional festival -- the Dragon Boat Festival, it is the Chinese traditional festivals. Also known as side Five Dragon Boat Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival. In addition, the Dragon Boat Festival has many nicknames, such as: Good afternoon, section, section five, May Festival, bath Festival, daughter of festival, festival days, and Prince, poet Festival, dragon day etc.. Although the name is different, but generally speaking, people around the custom of the feast or more than the same.
The Dragon Boat Festival, is a traditional custom Chinese in more than two thousand years, because of the vast territory, numerous nationalities, plus many stories, so not only produced a large number of different section name, but also has the same throughout the customs. The main contents are: his daughter back home, the clock up like, welcome the ghost ship, hide afternoon, post noon leaf character, hanging calamus, wormwood, travel sickness, Sachet, preparing feels ashamed, dragon boat race, tournament, batting, swing, to the child Tu Xionghuang, drinking realgar Yellow Wine, calamus wine, eat a cake, salted eggs, dumplings and fresh vegetables, in addition to a superstitious activities have gradually disappear, the rest has spread all over the Chinese and neighboring countries. Some activities, such as dragon boat racing, has been the development of new, breakthrough time and geographical boundaries, become an international sporting event.
The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival, saying a lot, such as: to commemorate Qu Yuan said; to commemorate Wu Zixu said; to commemorate Cao E said; in three generations of the summer solstice festival; evil days say repellent, Wu month national totem said etc.. Above all, the source of this. According to over one hundred ancient records and archaeological research experts and scholars of Mr. Wen Yiduo's "test" and "Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat history education" list, the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival, is Chinese South Wu Yue ancient totem national festival held in the festival, earlier than the yuan. But for thousands of years, Qu Yuan's patriotism and his touching poem, has been widely win support among the people, so people "cherish and cry, the world on his speech to legend, Yan", therefore, to commemorate Qu Yuan said, the most extensive influence most, occupy the mainstream position. In the field of folk culture, China people put the Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat races and eating rice dumplings and so on, are linked with the commemoration of Qu Yuan.
Today, the Dragon Boat Festival is still Chinese people a very popular grand festival.
The Dragon Boat Festival， also called the Duanwu Festival， is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese calendar. This festival is to commemorate the death of QU Yuan， an upright and honest poet and statesman who is said to have committed suicide by drowning himself in a river.
The most important activity of this festival is the Dragon Boat races. It symbolizes people‘s attempts to rescue Qu Yuan. In the current period， these races also demonstrate the virtues of cooperation and teamwork.
Besides， the festival has also been marked by eating zong zi (glutinous rice)。 Zong zi is made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. People who mourned the death of Qu threw Zong zi into the river to feed his ghost every year.
With the changes of the times， the memorial turns to be a time for protection from evil and disease for the rest of year. People will hang healthy herbs on the front door to clear the bad luck of the house. Although the significance of the festival might be different with the past， it still gives the observer an opportunity to glimpse a part of the rich Chinese cultural heritage.
Our country has an ancient patriotic poet named Qu Yuan, he was exiled by the calumny, the inability to save the peril of the country, excessive anger, so Jiang himself voted to Health martyred. It is for him not to eat the bodies of fish and shrimp, one after another to the various pancake into the river, the water used to feed animals, and some ship off the water at the water beast. This has become now the Dragon Boat Festival, eating dumplings, fried cake, the origin of the dragon-boat race.
Having said that, I think of my family have been the scene of the Dragon Boat Festival. Grandmother pinch a different type of pancake, has florets, small, small starfish, is really different form. hurry to go shopping Kok, calmly took my father to buy tzu. A long row of teams, like a long queue, we managed to buy a tzu. We can see that every household have attached great importance to this holiday, people in this way to express their thoughts and reverence Yuan.