Today is the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which is one of the traditional festivals of the Han people in China: Dragon Boat Festival. All staff of Quadranteco here with good wishes to wish you a good health on Dragon Boat Festival! Now let's learn something about the Dragon Boat Festival. Over the years, the essential activities on this day gradually evolved into dragon boat racing, eating zongzi, hanging calamus, drinking realgar wine and so on. The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the public holidays in China. On this day, people get together to eat zongzi and watch dragon boat races. In some places it is customary to worship and pray for good fortune, so people will get up early to prepare the offerings for worship.
It is said that the custom of eating zongzi and racing dragon boats on the Dragon Boat Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan, a great poet in Chinese history. Therefore, after the liberation of China, the Dragon Boat Festival was named as the "Poets' Day". Qu Yuan is one of the greatest romantic poets in China, the earliest known famous poet in China and a famous cultural figure in the world. He created a literary style called "Ci of Chu", and his representative works include Li Sao and Nine Songs. In Chinese history, the Dragon Boat Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan has a history of more than 1,500 years. According to legend, because of political reasons, Qu Yuan could not bear to see his country humiliated, finally Qu Yuan threw himself into the river. the local people after the inquiry, one after another spontaneously boating to save Qu Yuan, the boat has been to Dongting Lake, never see the body of Qu Yuan. It was a rainy day, and the boats on the lake were gathered by the pavilion on the shore. When people learned that it was to salvage Qu Yuan, they again out in the rain, competing into the vast Dongting Lake. In order to express the sorrow, people ride boats on the rivers, and then gradually developed into the dragon boat race. The people were afraid that the fish in the river would eat his body, so they went home to bring rice balls into the river, so as not to spoil Qu Yuan's body. Later, it became the custom of eating zongzi.
The Dragon Boat Festival is a very popular folk festival in China. The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional habit of the Chinese nation since ancient times. Because of the vast territory and many stories and legends, there have been many festival names, and various places also have different customs. However, most of the customs are based on dragon boat racing and eating zongzi. Because dragon boat race has a strong entertainment and fierce competition, but also reflects the spirit of patriotism and collectivism in people's hearts, so now it has become a sports competition. On this day, the shore is full of people, accompanied by the rising sun and the breeze, colorful dragon boats are ready to go. When the referee announced the start of the head and concurrent dragon boat fly general rushed forward, all the personnel on the dragon boat have exhausted the whole body to paddle, the dragon boat are chasing each other, strive for the upper reach, no one is willing to lag behind, the exciting scene is inspiring! The spectators on the shore looked on with bated breath, as if they were more nervous than the contestants.
Zongzi is a very delicious traditional food in China. It has a long history, with various patterns and diverse tastes. Making zongzi is mainly made of tender reed leaves abundant in the river pond, and bamboo leaves are also useful in some areas, collectively known as zongye. The traditional form of zongzi is triangular. Due to the different eating habits of different regions, zongzi formed a north-south flavor; From the taste points, there are with salty zongzi and sweet zongzi two categories. In Chaoshan area, in addition to salty reed and sweet reed, there is also with double taste zongzi. Double taste zongzi usually contains shiitake mushrooms, salted egg yolk, dried shrimps, bean paste, sweet glutinous rice, salted glutinous rice, chestnuts and pork. You may enjoy two different flavors in one zongzi, which is a very good taste buds to enjoy it. Coustom of eating zongzi on Dragon Boat Festival has been popular in China for thousands of years, and has become one of the most influential and extensive folk eating customs in the Chinese nation. Also spread to Korea, Japan and Southeast Asian countries.
"Healthy Dragon Boat Festival" began to spread in recent years, and many ancient poems describe the cheerful atmosphere of the Dragon Boat Festival. Since ancient times, the Dragon Boat Festival has been a festive day for eating zongzi and racing dragon boats. In ancient times, the Dragon Boat Festival was characterized by lively dragon boat performances and happy food banquets. The performance of traditional folk customs during the Dragon Boat Festival can not only enrich the spiritual and cultural life of the people, but also carry forward and carry forward traditional culture. The Dragon Boat Festival culture has a wide influence in the world. The countries affected by the Dragon Boat Festival culture are Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and so on. Finally, Quadranteco wishes all Chinese compatriots in the world a healthy and happy Dragon Boat Festival!