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Dragon Boat Festival is coming!

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Dragon Boat Festival is coming!

The Dragon Boat Festival is popular in China and the Chinese culture circle of the countries of the traditional cultural festival,  legend of the Warring States period chu poet Qu Yuan jumped into the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth month, later generations will also Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan; There is also a memorial to Wu Zixu, Cao E and Jie Zitui. The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival covers ancient astrology culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects, which contains profound and rich cultural connotation. It is integrated with a variety of folk customs in the process of inheritance and development. Due to different regional cultures, there are differences in customs content or details

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the four traditional Chinese festivals, along with the Spring Festival, Tomb-sweeping Day and Mid-Autumn Festival. Dragon Boat Festival culture has a wide influence in the world. Some countries and regions also have activities to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival

Two iconic customs of the Dragon Boat Festival are dragon boat race and eating Zongzi.

Dragon boat race

The ancient Yue people take the dragon as totem. In order to express their identity as "dragon seed", they not only have the custom of breaking the body, but also hold a grand totem sacrifice on the Dragon Boat Festival every year. One of them is similar to today's race games, which is the origin of the custom of race. Dragon Boat Festival is an important activity of the Dragon Boat Festival, is the ancient dragon totem ceremony ceremony, is also a custom. [131] The ancients divided the constellations near the ecliptic into 28 constellations, which are divided into four groups: eastern Canglong seven constellations, northern Xuanwu seven constellations, western White tiger seven constellations, and southern Rosefinch seven constellations. Dragon Boat Festival that day, the Eastern Dragon Star just to the most southernmost position, believe in astronomy ancestors this day naturally to sacrifice, which is probably the source of the dragon boat race.

Eat zongzi

Zongzi, commonly known as zongzi, is made of glutinous rice and stuffing. It is wrapped by reed leaves (or leaves) and has various shapes such as sharp corners and quadrangles. Zongzi has a long history and was originally used as a sacrifice to the ancestors. Into the north, with millet (northern millet) to make reed, said "jiao Shu". Due to the different dietary habits around the formation of the north and south flavor reed; In terms of taste, zongzi are divided into two categories: salty and sweet. The custom of eating zongzi on Dragon Boat Festival has been popular in China for thousands of years. It has become one of the most influential and extensive folk dietary customs of the Chinese nation, and has spread to Korea, Japan and southeast Asian countries.

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