The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival

June 3, 2022


The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanyang Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Chongwu Festival, Tianzhong Festival, etc., is a folk festival that integrates worshiping gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and warding off evil spirits, celebrating entertainment and eating. The Dragon Boat Festival originated from the worship of natural celestial phenomena and evolved from the sacrifice of dragons in ancient times. On the Midsummer Dragon Boat Festival, Canglong Qisu flew up to the center of the south, and was in the most “Zhongzheng” position throughout the year, just like the fifth line of “Book of Changes Qian Gua”: “The flying dragon is in the sky”. The Dragon Boat Festival is an auspicious day for “flying dragons in the sky”, and the culture of dragons and dragon boats has always run through the inheritance history of the Dragon Boat Festival.

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional cultural festival popular in China and other countries in the cultural circle of Chinese characters. It is said that Qu Yuan, a poet of Chu State during the Warring States Period, committed suicide by jumping on the Miluo River on May 5th. Later generations also regarded the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan; , Cao E and Jie Zitui and so on. The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival covers ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects, and contains profound and rich cultural connotations. In the inheritance and development, it is mixed with a variety of folk customs. Due to different regional cultures, there are customs and details in different places. difference.

The Dragon Boat Festival, the Spring Festival, the Qingming Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival are known as the four traditional festivals in China. The Dragon Boat Festival has a wide influence in the world, and some countries and regions in the world also have activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.

Dragon Boat Festival

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