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Custom of Dragon Boat Festival

Folk Festival is a grand, celebration activities are also diverse, widespread activity have the following forms:
Dragon:
dragon boat competition, is the Festival's main customs. Legend, originated from the ancient State of Chu people are loathe to give up feudal Qu Jiang died, many boat Chase to save. They tried to catch to the Lake disappeared. May 5 after a year of dragon boat races to commemorate. Borrow Dragon break up the fish out of the river so that fish eat Qu Yuan's body. Festival acquisition of popular Yu Wu, Yue and Chu.
in fact, the "Dragon Boat Festival" as early as the warring States. In the anxious drums carved dragon canoe racing games, for God and music entertainment was half religious and half the entertainment in the cult show.
later, the dragon boat race in addition to commemorate Qu Yuan, people paid to a different meaning.
real dragon, both commemorating local significance of modern female democratic revolutionary Qiu Jin was born. On the night boat, decorated, and from the shuttle, and underwater, scene moving, unique taste. Miao people of Guizhou in lunar new year held May 25 to 28 "Dragon Boat Festival", victory and wish to celebrate the planting and multiply it. Dai people in Yunnan in the Songkran Festival dragon boat races to commemorate the ancient Red Rock nest. Different Nations and regions, legend of the Dragon is different. Until today in the many rivers and lakes in the South region, every year very favorably with rich characteristics of dragon boat contests are held.
29 years of Qianlong of Qing dynasty (1736), Taiwan to hold dragon boat races. Taiwan then Jiang Yuanjun hokke friendly pool in the second half the Temple in Tainan City. Now Taiwan dragon boat race is held every year on May 5. In Hong Kong, also held races.
in addition, the Dragon into neighbouring Japan, and Viet Nam, and the United Kingdom. In 1980, the Dragon was included in China's national sports event, and is held every year, "Qu Yuan Cup" dragon boat race. On June 16, 1991 (lunar new year in early May), Qu Yuan's second home, Yueyang, Hunan, China, held the first International Dragon Boat Festival. In front of the race, whilst preserving the traditional ceremony was held and inject new elements of modern "Dragon Festival". The "leading" be carried inside a Qu Zi Temple, by athletes to leading "red" (red zone), zhujiren read out the words, and as a leader of "rehabilitation" (sunny). Then, all those who participate in the sacrifice to the dragon bowed three times, leading was carried away to the miluo River, towards the dragon boat race. Participating in contests, fairs and gala events for up to more than 600,000 people, can be described as unprecedented. Thereafter, Hunan International Dragon Boat Festival held on a regular basis. Dragon boat race will be widely known in the world.
eating zongzi of Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival to eat dumplings, this is a tradition of the Chinese people. Dumplings, also known as "jiaoshu", "barrel cast". For a long time, many tricks.
according to historical records, as early as the spring and Autumn period, with Gu leaves (leaves of zizania latifolia) millet into Horn, called "jiaoshu"; sealing with steamed rice is cooked, called the "tube cast". The late Eastern Han dynasty, in ash water soaked millet, water containing alkali and millet into a square shape wrapped in leaves of zizania latifolia, Cook, become alkaline water Zong.
Jin dynasty, was officially designated the dumplings for the Dragon Boat Festival food. At this time, the zongzi ingredients outside of glutinous rice, also add Chinese medicine Alpinia, boiled dumplings called "brain cast". When Zhou Chu notes of the Yueyang customs records: "Gu leaves wrapped millet, ... ... Cook, by heart, from May 5 to taste of the summer solstice, one of the cast, one of proso millet. "The southern and Northern Dynasties period, appeared mixed cast. Adulteration of animal meat rice, chestnuts, jujube, red bean, varieties increased. Dumplings are also used as gifts.
by the Tang dynasty, dumplings with rice, "Bai Ying jade", its tapered, diamond shapes appear. Japan recorded in the literature of "Datang dumplings." During the Song dynasty, has "preserved cast", that the fruits of the cast. The poet Su Dongpo's "cast when seen in red Bayberry" verse. Also appeared with rice dumplings into pavilions, wooden cart oxen and horses as advertising shows eat zongzi have been fashionable in the Song dynasty. During the Yuan, Ming, and wild rice dumpling wrapper from the leaves change to Reed leaves and later dumplings wrapped in Reed leaves, additional material has been bean, pork, pine nuts, dates, walnuts, and so on, more colorful.
until today, every year in early May, Chinese families have to dip the glutinous rice, wash the leaves, rice dumplings, their more numerous varieties. Seen from the fillings, North of jujube dates cast in Beijing; the South is a bean, meat, ham, egg yolks and other fillings, which a representative of Zhejiang jiaxing rice dumplings. Customs of eating zongzi, for thousands of years, and flourished in China does not decline, but also spread to Korea, Japan and Southeast Asian countries.
sachet:
Dragon Boat Festival child sachet, the legendary evil means flooding is actually used in decorative flap head ornament. Sachet containing cinnabar, realgar, fragrant medicines, outsourcing to cloth, fragrant, and colored thread strings get a cable, for a variety of different shapes, forming a string, all kinds, cute.
hang AI leaves of Acorus calamus:
proverb says: "insert willow, Dragon-Boat Festival AI inserted." During the Dragon Boat Festival, as one of the important content inserted Moxa and calamus. Every sweep the courtyard, eyebrow-to calamus, Moxa is inserted in the door, hanging in the Hall. And IRIS, wormwood leaves, pomegranate, garlic flower, Ixora, made into human form or Tiger, known as Ai Ren Ai Hu; made into wreaths, ornaments, beautiful fragrance, woman to wear, to drive malaria.
AI, AI, and Mugwort, and masters. Its stems and leaves contain volatile aromatic oil. Its peculiar aroma can drive mosquitoes, ants, purifying the air. Traditional Chinese medicine with AI medicine, rational function of blood, warm the uterus, expelling dampness. Leaves are processed into "Moxa" is an important medicinal moxibustion treatment.
IRIS is a perennial aquatic herbs, its narrow leaves also contain volatile aromatic oil is refreshing tongqiao, jiangu xiaozhi, the insects killing and disinfection of the drug.
visible, Moxa and calamus is the ancients has got some disease role. The Dragon Boat Festival is ancient "health day" sweeps the yard on this day, AI branch, hang, hang calamus, sprinkling arsenic water, drinking realgar wine, induced cloud except rot, sterilization and disease prevention. These activities reflect the fine traditions of the Chinese nation. Dragon Mountain herbs, it is the customs of the peoples of our countries.
  Dragon Boat Festival is an ancient traditional festival began in the spring and autumn and warring States periods of China, and has been for more than 2000 years of history. The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival with many legends, where only four:
  folk festival is a grand, celebration activities are also a variety of common activities have the following forms:
Dragon:
dragon boat competition, is the Festival's main customs. Legend, originated from the ancient State of Chu people are loathe to give up feudal Qu Jiang died, many boat Chase to save. They tried to catch to the Lake disappeared. May 5 after a year of dragon boat races to commemorate. Borrow Dragon break up the fish out of the river so that fish eat Qu Yuan's body. Festival acquisition of popular Yu Wu, Yue and Chu.
in fact, the "Dragon Boat Festival" as early as the warring States. In the anxious drums carved dragon canoe racing games, for God and music entertainment was half religious and half the entertainment in the cult show.
later, the dragon boat race in addition to commemorate Qu Yuan, people paid to a different meaning.
real dragon, both commemorating local significance of modern female democratic revolutionary Qiu Jin was born. On the night boat, decorated, and from the shuttle, and underwater, scene moving, unique taste. Miao people of Guizhou in lunar new year held May 25 to 28 "Dragon Boat Festival", victory and wish to celebrate the planting and multiply it. Dai people in Yunnan in the Songkran Festival dragon boat races to commemorate the ancient Red Rock nest. Different Nations and regions, legend of the Dragon is different. Until today in the many rivers and lakes in the South region, every year very favorably with rich characteristics of dragon boat contests are held.
29 years of Qianlong of Qing dynasty (1736), Taiwan to hold dragon boat races. Taiwan then Jiang Yuanjun hokke friendly pool in the second half the Temple in Tainan City. Now Taiwan dragon boat race is held every year on May 5. In Hong Kong, also held races.
in addition, the Dragon into neighbouring Japan, and Viet Nam, and the United Kingdom. In 1980, the Dragon was included in China's national sports event, and is held every year, "Qu Yuan Cup" dragon boat race. On June 16, 1991 (lunar new year in early May), Qu Yuan's second home, Yueyang, Hunan, China, held the first International Dragon Boat Festival. In front of the race, whilst preserving the traditional ceremony was held and inject new elements of modern "Dragon Festival". The "leading" be carried inside a Qu Zi Temple, by athletes to leading "red" (red zone), zhujiren read out the words, and as a leader of "rehabilitation" (sunny). Then, all those who participate in the sacrifice to the dragon bowed three times, leading was carried away to the miluo River, towards the dragon boat race. Participating in contests, fairs and gala events for up to more than 600,000 people, can be described as unprecedented. Thereafter, Hunan International Dragon Boat Festival held on a regular basis. Dragon boat race will be widely known in the world.
eating zongzi of Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival to eat dumplings, this is a tradition of the Chinese people. Dumplings, also known as "jiaoshu", "barrel cast". For a long time, many tricks.
according to historical records, as early as the spring and Autumn period, with Gu leaves (leaves of zizania latifolia) millet into Horn, called "jiaoshu"; sealing with steamed rice is cooked, called the "tube cast". The late Eastern Han dynasty, in ash water soaked millet, water containing alkali and millet into a square shape wrapped in leaves of zizania latifolia, Cook, become alkaline water Zong.
Jin dynasty, was officially designated the dumplings for the Dragon Boat Festival food. At this time, the zongzi ingredients outside of glutinous rice, also add Chinese medicine Alpinia, boiled dumplings called "brain cast". When Zhou Chu notes of the Yueyang customs records: "Gu leaves wrapped millet, ... ... Cook, by heart, from May 5 to taste of the summer solstice, one of the cast, one of proso millet. "The southern and Northern Dynasties period, appeared mixed cast. Adulteration of animal meat rice, chestnuts, jujube, red bean, varieties increased. Dumplings are also used as gifts.
by the Tang dynasty, dumplings with rice, "Bai Ying jade", its tapered, diamond shapes appear. Japan recorded in the literature of "Datang dumplings." During the Song dynasty, has "preserved cast", that the fruits of the cast. The poet Su Dongpo's "cast when seen in red Bayberry" verse. Also appeared with rice dumplings into pavilions, wooden cart oxen and horses as advertising shows eat zongzi have been fashionable in the Song dynasty. During the Yuan, Ming, and wild rice dumpling wrapper from the leaves change to Reed leaves and later dumplings wrapped in Reed leaves, additional material has been bean, pork, pine nuts, dates, walnuts, and so on, more colorful.
until today, every year in early May, Chinese families have to dip the glutinous rice, wash the leaves, rice dumplings, their more numerous varieties. Seen from the fillings, North of jujube dates cast in Beijing; the South is a bean, meat, ham, egg yolks and other fillings, which a representative of Zhejiang jiaxing rice dumplings. Customs of eating zongzi, for thousands of years, and flourished in China does not decline, but also spread to Korea, Japan and Southeast Asian countries.
sachet:
Dragon Boat Festival child sachet, the legendary evil means flooding is actually used in decorative flap head ornament. Sachet containing cinnabar, realgar, fragrant medicines, outsourcing to cloth, fragrant, and colored thread strings get a cable, for a variety of different shapes, forming a string, all kinds, cute.
hang AI leaves of Acorus calamus:
proverb says: "insert willow, Dragon-Boat Festival AI inserted." During the Dragon Boat Festival, as one of the important content inserted Moxa and calamus. Every sweep the courtyard, eyebrow-to calamus, Moxa is inserted in the door, hanging in the Hall. And IRIS, wormwood leaves, pomegranate, garlic flower, Ixora, made into human form or Tiger, known as Ai Ren Ai Hu; made into wreaths, ornaments, beautiful fragrance, woman to wear, to drive malaria.
AI, AI, and Mugwort, and masters. Its stems and leaves contain volatile aromatic oil. Its peculiar aroma can drive mosquitoes, ants, purifying the air. Traditional Chinese medicine with AI medicine, rational function of blood, warm the uterus, expelling dampness. Leaves are processed into "Moxa" is an important medicinal moxibustion treatment.
IRIS is a perennial aquatic herbs, its narrow leaves also contain volatile aromatic oil is refreshing tongqiao, jiangu xiaozhi, the insects killing and disinfection of the drug.
visible, Moxa and calamus is the ancients has got some disease role. The Dragon Boat Festival is ancient "health day" sweeps the yard on this day, AI branch, hang, hang calamus, sprinkling arsenic water, drinking realgar wine, induced cloud except rot, sterilization and disease prevention. These activities reflect the fine traditions of the Chinese nation. Dragon Mountain herbs, it is the customs of the peoples of our countries.
due to commemorate Qu Yuan,
according to the records of the historian "biographies of Qu Yuan, Jia Sheng" records, Qu Yuan, was Minister of King Huai of Chu during the spring and autumn. He advocated good empowerment, Samuels, argue that Qi Kangqin, strongly opposed by nobles-smelling and others, Qu Yuan was Chan resigned, was driven out of the capital, banished to the Yuanjiang, Hunan River. He is in exile, wrote the fate of the poem, ' heaven ', the nine songs, immortal poems, unique style and far-reaching (and thus, the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as poet's day). 278 BC, Qin's army against Kyoto. Qu Yuan's see their country was invaded, you're hurting, but still could not bear to abandon their homeland, on May 5, wrote after the Swan Song of the sand, boulders cast the miluo River to die, in their own lives to write a spectacular piece of patriotic music.
Legend of Qu Yuan's death, Chu people mourn abnormal flocked into the miluo River to pay tribute to Qu Yuan. Fisherman boats, salvage his body back and forth on the river. A fisherman pulled out for Qu Yuan prepared foods such as rice, eggs, "THUMP, THUMP" to throw into the River, saying that was eaten by fish, lobster, crab, doctor will not bite the flexor's body. People see imitated. An old doctor take a jug and poured into the River, said medicine water dragon beast, so as not to damage the flexor doctor. Later, for fear the rice for the Dragon eat, people think boards using neem leaves, wrap outside color silk, developed into a brown powder.
yihou, five in early May of each year, there is a custom of dragon boat races, eating zongzi, drink realgar wine; in order to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet.
originated from commemorating Wu
second legend of the Dragon Boat Festival, in the area of Jiangsu is widely known, is in memory of the spring and Autumn period (770--BC 476 BC) of Wu. Wu, Chu, father and brother were killed by the King of Chu, later zixu bums, to Wu, Yiwu, five games into the Chu Ying city. Cupin King is dead, zixu exhumation corpse 300, to avenge the father and brother of his. Wu Wang Helu died, succeeded by his son Fu, Wu high morale, victorious, Yue defeated, Yue and Fu. Zixu recommended that should eliminate the State, don't listen, Wu slaughter, bribery, attacks with framed zixu, Fu, give zixu sword, zixu this death. Child Xu Ben for loyal, unafraid of, in died Qian on neighbourhood people said: "I died, will I eyes dug hanging in Wu of East Shang, to see more country army into city out Wu", will ziwen and died, husband poor smell statements rage, makes take child Xu Zhi body loaded in leather in Yu May 5 input River, so legend Dragon Boat Festival also for Memorial Wu of day.
due to commemorate Cao
third legend of the Dragon Boat Festival, is a memorial to the Eastern Han dynasty (ad 23--220 years) Cao save the father River. Cao-shangyu, Eastern Han dynasty, and father drowned in the River, see a few days the body, Cao was only 14 years old, day and night along the HOWLER. After 17 days, in the May 5 vote, 5th out of the parent body. Myth and legend to the County Governor, is erected for, let his disciple Handan Chun for excavators.
tomb of Cao, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, Cao after the monument for the jinwangyi book. Descendants to commemorate Cao Xiao Festival, at the siting of the CAO e Temple of caoe River, village where she lived was renamed Cao Zhen, sympathetic father Cao named Cao e River.
from the Totems of ancient Yue peoples offering
modern large excavations and archaeological research confirmed that vast regions of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, in the Neolithic age, a geometric characteristic of stamped pottery culture. The remaining clan, according to expert inference is a worship of the Dragon Totem tribe----the history of baiyue ethnic. Decoration of pottery unearthed from legend and history indicated, they have the custom of breaking tattoo, lives in Watertown, than are the descendants of the Dragon. Its production, many were made, also has a shovel, dig a small bronze. As supplies of the pans and cook Ding is unique to their food stamped pottery, is one of their signs. There are hundreds more members until the Qin-Han era, the Dragon Boat Festival is the festivals they created for worship. In the development of thousands of years of history, most of the hundred people went into the Han, and the rest evolved into many ethnic groups in the South, therefore, became a nation of the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.
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