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Dragon Boat Festival Is Coming
May 27, 2017

There is a public holiday of "Dragon Boat Festival" from May 28th to 30th.


What is "Dragon Boat Festival":


The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar. It is one of the most important Chinese festivals, the other two being the Autumn Moon Festival and Chinese New Year.

The origin of this summer festival centers around a scholarly government official named Qu Yuan. He was a good and respected man, but because of the misdeeds of jealous rivals he eventually fell into disfavor in the emperor's court.

Unable to regain the respect of the emperor, in his sorrow Qu Yuan threw himself into the Mi Low river. Because of their admiration for Qu Yuan, the local people living adjacent to the Mi Lo River rushed into their boats to search for him while throwing rice into the waters to appease the river dragons.

Although they were unable to find Qu Yuan, their efforts are still commemorated today during the Dragon Boat Festival.


Some custom of Dragon Boat Festival:


1. Dragon boat racing

Because Chuese don’t want virtuous minister Qu Yuan Died at that time, so there are a lot of people boating to save him after he jumping into river.


2. Eating zongzi on Dragon Boat Festival

People boiled sticky rice or steamed reed on May 5 and then jumped it into the rive, to sacrifice to Qu Yuan, with bamboo tube array sticky rice rolls for fear of fish to eat, gradually reed leaves maize replacing bamboo tube.


3. Wearing perfume satchel

Children wear perfume satchel on the Dragon Boat Festival can avoid devil.

 

Season's greeting from Xiamen Srisen Technology Co.,Ltd 

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