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Happy dragon boat festival!

2023-06-21
The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is one of the traditional Chinese festivals. It is celebrated on the 5th day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar each year. The Dragon Boat Festival originated in ancient China and is said to have been established to commemorate the patriotic poet Qu Yuan.

The Dragon Boat Festival has various ways of celebration and customs. One of the most famous customs is the dragon boat races. People paddle long boats decorated like dragons, competing in terms of speed and strength. This tradition is derived from the legend of Qu Yuan, where people paddled boats to rescue him, hoping to prevent him from being harmed by water creatures. Another important custom is eating zongzi, which are sticky rice dumplings wrapped in various fillings and tied with bamboo leaves. It is believed that eating zongzi can ward off evil and bring blessings of safety.

In addition to these customs, the Dragon Boat Festival also involves other traditional activities. People hang up mugwort and artemisia leaves, believing that it can ward off evil and prevent diseases. They also wear scented pouches and tie five-colored threads, symbolizing protection against the five poisonous creatures. Some places also hold folk performances such as lion dances and dragon dances to add to the festive atmosphere.

The Dragon Boat Festival is an important traditional festival in China and is renowned worldwide. People celebrate, pray, and inherit rich cultural traditions on this day.

XieHuang Hardware wishes you a happy Dragon Boat Festival.