The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese festival that falls on the May 5th lunar calendar. Dragon Boat Festival is also called Duanyang Festival.
The main contents of the Dragon Boat Festival include eating rice dumplings, eating salted duck eggs, and drink Xiong huang liquor, and racing dragon boats.
Common saying about this Festival, because in memory of Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan is a great patriotic poet in Chinese history. When the people of Chu heard the news of Qu Yuan’s suicide by throwing himself into the river, many people came to salvage his body, but in the end they didn’t get it. Everyone was worried that Qu Yuan’s body would be eaten by fish and shrimp, so they put rice in a bamboo tube and threw it into the water, which not only prevented the fish and shrimp from destroying his body, but also paid tribute to him. Because Qu Yuan died of loyalty to the emperor and patriotism, he was missed by so many people in the Jingchu area after his death, and only then did he have the idea and behavior to set up a shrine to worship him spontaneously.
Today’s Dragon Boat Festival in China has broken through the limitations of the festival itself. During the festival, people will invite friends and family to go out to play. Like other festivals, the Dragon Boat Festival has become a happy holiday. Of course, this also makes the festival more popular with Chinese people.