"May 5 is Dragon Boat Festival. The door is full of incense. Eat zongzi, sprinkle sugar. The dragon boat went into the water happily. " Hearing this song reminds me of the Dragon Boat Festival. The fifth day of May every year is a traditional festival in China.
In China, the Dragon Boat Festival is more solemn and various activities are held.
Dragon boat racing is the main custom of the Dragon Boat Festival. It is said that it originated in ancient times when Chu people were reluctant to give up their virtuous minister Qu Yuan and died in the river. They scrambled to catch up with each other and disappeared when they reached Dongting Lake. After that, the dragon boat was rowed on May 5 every year to commemorate it. By rowing a dragon boat to disperse the fish in the river, so as not to eat Qu Yuan's body. The custom of racing was popular in Wu, Yue and Chu.
Eating zongzi on the Dragon Boat Festival is another traditional custom of the Chinese people. Zongzi, also known as "jiaoshu", "tube zongzi". It has a long history and various patterns.
As a folk saying goes, "willows are inserted during the Qingming Festival, and AI is inserted at the Dragon Boat Festival.". In the Dragon Boat Festival, people take Artemisia argyi and Acorus calamus as one of the important contents. Every family sweeps the courtyard, with calamus, moxa stick inserted in the door eyebrow, hanging in the hall. They are made of Acorus calamus, Artemisia argyi leaves, durian, garlic and dragon boat flower into human or tiger shapes, which are called AI Ren and AI Hu. They are made into wreaths and ornaments, which are beautiful and fragrant. Women compete to wear them to drive off malaria.
Eating zongzi and dragon boat racing, these two traditional customs together weave a lively Dragon Boat Festival.
Grade 5: Wang Jingwen