"The fifth of May is the Dragon Boat Festival. The door is full of incense. Eat zongzi, sprinkle sugar. The Dragon Boat Festival is very important to people. The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the ancient traditional festivals of the Chinese nation. Dragon Boat Festival also known as Dragon Boat Festival, Duan five and so on. Although the names are different, on the whole, the customs of people's festivals are more common than different.
When it comes to Dragon Boat Festival, we should all think of "eating zongzi and racing dragon boat". But do you know why you want to eat rice dumplings and race dragon boats? Let me tell you!
It is said that Qu Yuan, the great patriotic poet, was framed and threw himself into the river with a stone in his arms. When the people of Chu knew the news, they rowed a boat to chase and rescue Qu Yuan. As a result, they arrived at Dongting Lake. This is the origin of dragon boat rowing. Since then, on the 15th day of May every year, people would row dragon boats to commemorate Qu Yuan and disperse the fish in the river so as not to eat Qu Yuan's body. On this day, people will cook glutinous rice or brown cake and throw them into the river for Qu Yuan to eat. Because of the fear that glutinous rice or brown cake will be eaten by the fish in the river, so it should be wrapped in bamboo leaves. Gradually formed the Dragon Boat Festival eating zongzi this custom.
And oh, in the Dragon Boat Festival, we have to eat "five yellow": yellow croaker, cucumber, salted duck egg yolk, steamed buns with soybean petals and realgar wine. But also to wear sachet, and on the wrist with colorful rope, to show the meaning of exorcism and peace.
The Dragon Boat Festival also draws the gate symbol, generally uses "scorpion, centipede, venomous snake, toad, gecko" to do the door symbol. It is said that this is to prevent plague and drive away "five poisons"
We should know the story of the Dragon Boat Festival now! Here I wish you a happy Dragon Boat Festival!
Grade 6: Duan Huiling