The Dragon Boat Festival,which falls on June 7 this year,is an ancient traditional festival that began in China during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. It has a history of more than 2,000 years.
The Dragon Boat Festival, the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, is a traditional Chinese folk festival. It is one of the ancient traditional festivals of the Chinese nation.Duanwu also known as duanwu, duanyang.In addition, the Dragon Boat Festival has many other names, such as: noon festival, double fifth festival, may festival, bath orchid festival, daughter's festival, day, wax, the poet festival, dragon day and so on.Although the name is different, but in general, people around the holiday customs or more than the same.
The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional habit of the Chinese for more than 2,000 years. Due to the vast territory, numerous nationalities, and many stories and legends, not only have many different festival names, but also different customs. The main contents are: daughter returning to her family, wall clock, greet ghost boat, hiding in the afternoon, posting the afternoon leaf, hanging calamus, wormwood, swimming, sickness, sacrificial sac, reserve, dragon boat, competition, hitting Swinging, giving the child a real yellow, drinking realgar wine, calamus, eating five poison cakes, salted eggs, hazelnuts and seasonal fresh fruit, etc., in addition to the superstitious activities have gradually disappeared, the rest have spread throughout China and neighboring countries. Some activities, such as dragon boat racing, have gained new developments, breaking through time and geographical boundaries and becoming an international sporting event.