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What is The Dragon Boat Festival?

Taimi: 2021-06-11 Hits: 1

According to Chinese Lunar Calendar,every year in 5th May, in Western Calendar, which is 14th June 2021, is The Dragon Boat Festival. In Lunar Calendar, this year is fixes, but in Western Calendar, this date is different Every Year.


The Dragon Boat Festival was originally established by ancient ancestors to worship the Dragon ancestors and pray for good fortune and aloese mai le evil spirits.


O lena foʻi fai that this festival is to memorize: Qu Yuan, a poet of Chu state in the Warring States period, jumped into the Miluo River on May 5th and killed himself. Later, people also took the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan.


 Generally speaking, the Dragon Boat Festival originated from the ancient ancestors' choice of "flying dragon in the sky" auspicious day to worship the Dragon ancestors, pray for blessings and ward off evil spirits, and inject the summer season "disease prevention" fashion; The Dragon Boat Festival is regarded as "the evil moon and the evil day" in the northern Central Plains. It is attached to the commemoration of Qu Yuan and other historical figures.


Dragon Boat Festival, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival and Mid Autumn Festival are known as China's four traditional festivals. The Dragon Boat Festival culture has a wide influence in the world, and some countries and regions in the world also have activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.


In May 2006, the State Council listed it in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list; Since 2008, it has been listed as a national legal holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved its inclusion in the list of representative works of human intangible cultural heritage. The Dragon Boat Festival became the first festival in China to be included in the world intangible cultural heritage list.


Happy Dragon Boat Festival to you~~ Stay Safe and Stay Healthy ~