The Dragon Boat Festival, the traditional festival of our country, is a festival to expel the plague in the summer of the 5th day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, also called the Dragon Festival, the festival of the Dragon Boat Festival, the May Festival, the five day festival, the festival of AI, the end of the festival, the end of the five, the noon and the noon.
The end is "beginning" and "beginning". The fifth day can be called end five. It is also known as the four traditional festivals of the Han nationality in China, such as the Spring Festival, the Qingming Festival and the Mid Autumn Festival. The lunar calendar month, the first month built in Yin, February for the first, followed by May for the noon, so called May is the noon, "Five" and "noon", "Five" and the number of Yang, so some places are called the Dragon Boat Festival in May, the festival, summer Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is the traditional festival of the Chinese Han people. The essential activities of this day have gradually evolved into eating zongzi, racing dragon boat, hanging calamus, Artemisia, Artemisia, armavender, dahurian, drinking male yellow wine, making hundreds of seeds, making fragrant corners, sticking five poisonous drugs, putting yellow tobacco, and eating twelve red. It is said that eating zongzi and dragon boat racing is to commemorate Qu Yuan, so after the liberation, the Dragon Boat Festival was named "poet Festival" to commemorate Qu Yuan.
Today, Dragon Boat Festival is still a very popular festival among the Chinese people. From 2008, we will take a day off for national holidays. The state attaches great importance to the protection of intangible cultural heritage. In May 20th of this year, the folk custom was approved by the State Council to be included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.
Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional festival in China. Eating zongzi is the custom of Dragon Boat Festival. But do you know how the Dragon Boat Festival comes? Do you know why the Dragon Boat Festival is to eat Zongzi? Now let me tell you the story of Dragon Boat Festival.
To talk about the Dragon Boat Festival, we should start with a great character Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan was a doctor of Chu Kingdom in ancient China. He was also a great poet. He was deeply trusted by the king of Chu. Later, the Chu Kingdom gradually declined and was violated by the powerful Qin state. The people's life was very difficult, and the country was at risk of being destroyed at any time. Qu Yuan was very anxious and offered advice and advice to Chu king. He hoped that King Chu could accept his suggestions and realize the strong power of Chu and let the people live a good life. However, Qu Yuan suggested a threat to the interests of some Chu officials and aristocrats, and they squeezed Qu Yuan, while the fatuous king of Chu not only did not accept Qu Yuan's advice, but gradually alienated Qu Yuan until he drove Qu Yuan out of the court.
Qu Yuan was worried about the country and the people day and night, but his ideal was always impossible. In the 5th day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, on the day of the 5th day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, Qu Yuan threw himself into the Miluo river with grief and indignation. In order to protect the body of Qu Yuan, the people of the state of Chu, in order to protect the corpse of Qu Yuan, do not be eaten by the monsters and fish and shrimp in the river, and use glutinous rice to make dumplings in the river, to seal the monster and the mouth of the fish and shrimp, and to protect the body of Qu Yuan from being eaten.
Later, in order to commemorate Qu Yuan, the people kept this kind of activity, just to sow zongzi to the river, and to eat zongzi. For a long time, this became a kind of custom, that is, eating dumplings on the Dragon Boat Festival. This is the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival.
In fact, the zongzi was made of glutinous rice at that time. Later, people added jujube, sucrose and other foods to make zongzi more delicious. In modern times, with the growing wealth of people, the variety of zongzi is becoming more and more abundant, and zongzi has become a delicious food for people. But whenever people eat zongzi, they will never forget Qu Yuan.