Dragon Boat Festival – A Traditional Chinese festival

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The Dragon Boat Festival is the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. According to the records of “ Jingchu Years Old ”, due to Zhongxia’s ascent, Shunyang is on, and May is Midsummer.

Dragon Boat Festival, falling on June 18 this year, is a traditional Chinese festival that falls on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar.
Its first noonday is the day of sprouting the good weather in Shunyang. Therefore, in the fifth month of May, it is also called “Duanyang”. Festival.”

In addition, the Dragon Boat Festival also called “The Midday Festival, the May Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Bathing Orchid Festival, the Poet’s Day,” etc. Dragon Boat Festival is popular in China as well as the Chinese cultural circle countries traditional cultural festival.

The Dragon Boat Festival originated in China and is a totem festival held in the ancient Baiyue region. Now it’s southern Jiangsu along the southeastern coasts of Shanghai, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, and northern Vietnam. The worship of dragon totems is held these days.

At the Dragon Boat Festival, there are customs of tribal totem worship in the form of dragon boat races.
Qu Yuan, a poet of the State of Chu (now Hubei) during the Warring States period, swam in the river and plucked Luojiang.
The ruler used the Dragon Boat Festival as a commemoration of the Qu Yuan festival to mark the patriotic tragedy. The individual districts also commemorated Wu Ziji and Cao Yu.

The Dragon Boat Festival and the Spring Festival, Ching Ming Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival are called the four traditional Chinese folk festivals. There have been festival activities such as dragon boats and restaurants since Dragon Boat Festival. In May 2006, the State Council included it in the first national intangible cultural heritage list; in September 2009, UNESCO formally reviewed and approved the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival to be included in the world’s intangible cultural heritage, becoming China’s first ever world intangible cultural heritage. Intangible holiday. Since 2008, the Dragon Boat Festival has been listed as a national holiday.

Famous locations for dragon boat race in China.

Dinghu Mountain, Guangdong


Yueyang Tower, Hunan


Chaozhou, Guangdong


Zigui, Hubei


Hongfeng Lake, Guizhou


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