The Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival


The Dragon Boat Festival is a large folk festival that integrates blessings and evil spirits, celebrations, entertainment, and food. It originated from the ancient ancestors choosing “Flying Dragon in the Sky” to worship the dragon ancestors, pray for good luck, and ward off evil and disasters on auspicious days. The customs mainly include dragon boat racing, dragon worship, picking herbs, hanging wormwood, drinking water at noon, washing herbal water, worshiping gods and ancestors, dipping dragon boat water, eating dragon boat rice, eating rice dumplings, putting paper dragons, putting paper kites, and tying five-color silk threads. , Wearing sachets and so on. The activity of picking dragon boats is very popular in the coastal areas of southern China. After being spread abroad, it has been loved by people from all over the world and has formed an international competition. The custom of eating rice dumplings during the Dragon Boat Festival has prevailed throughout China since ancient times and has become one of the most influential and widely covered folk eating customs of the Chinese nation.

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional festival of the Chinese nation. It not only clearly records the rich and colorful social life and cultural content of the ancestors, but also accumulates profound historical and cultural connotations. During the Dragon Boat Festival, various festive activities are carried out all over the country, full of festival flavor, lively and joyous. Just like the song: “May 5th, it’s Duanyang; eat rice dumplings and hang sachets; door sticks with Ai, the fragrance is full of temples; dragon boats go into the water with joy.”

The content of Dragon Boat Festival is rich and colorful, and there are differences in custom content or details across the country due to different regions and cultures. These festivals and customs revolve around the forms of offering sacrifices to dragons, praying for blessings, and fighting disasters, and entrust people’s desire to welcome prosperity, ward off evil spirits and eliminate disasters. Traditional festival rituals and related custom activities are important contents of festival elements. During the Dragon Boat Festival, various traditional folk activities and performances can not only enrich the spiritual and cultural life of the masses, but also inherit and promote traditional culture.

Ningbo Prestige Metal Products Co., Ltd. wishes the people of the world a happy Dragon Boat Festival

Post time: Jun-10-2021