Introduction of China Dragon Boat Festival

- Jun 06, 2019-

Since Huilyee stuff will have holidays due to Dragon boat festival.

We'd like to introduct our traditional holidays to you all.

Dragon Boat Festival (one of the four traditional festivals in China)

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanyang Festival, Double Boat Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Dragon Day, Zhengyang Festival, Bath Orchid Festival, Tianzhong Festival and so on, is a traditional Chinese folk festival. Dragon Boat Festival originated from celestial worship and evolved from dragon totem sacrifice in ancient times. At the Dragon Boat Festival in mid-summer, the seven nights of Canglong flew up to the mid-heaven of Zhengnan, which was the day when the Dragon flew into the sky, as the fifth line in the Book of Changes and Qiangua said: "Flying Dragon is in the sky". At this time, the Dragon Star was both "in the middle" and "in the right" position, in the position of great luck, Enshipu was also in the position of Longde prominence. The origin of Dragon Boat Festival covers the ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects, which contains profound cultural connotations. Dragon Boat Festival is a combination of many kinds of folk customs in its inheritance and development. Its content is rich. Dragon boat picking and rice dumplings are the two major customs of Dragon Boat Festival. These two traditional customs have been passed down from ancient times in China and have never stopped. 

Dragon Boat Festival, which originated in China, was originally a festival for ancestors of ancient times to sacrifice Dragon ancestors on the auspicious day of "dragon ascending to heaven". It is said that Quyuan, a poet of the State of Chu in the Warring States Period, committed suicide by jumping on the Miluo River at the Dragon Boat Festival. Later, people also took the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Quyuan, and there were also statements in memory of Wu Zixu, Cao E and Jie Zitui. Generally speaking, the Dragon Boat Festival originated from the dragon totem sacrifices of the ancestors of Wu and Yue in the south. It was injected into the summer season of "dispelling diseases and preventing epidemics". The Dragon Boat Festival was regarded as the "bad day of the evil moon" in the north. It commemorated the memory of historical figures such as Quyuan, and finally formed the cultural connotation of today's Dragon Boat Festival.

Dragon Boat Festival and the Spring Festival, the Qingming Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival are also known as the four traditional Chinese folk festivals. 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 statutory holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO formally approved its inclusion in the List of Representatives of Human Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the Dragon Boat Festival became China's first non-heritage festival in the world.

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