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Happy Dragon Boat Festival

Jun 07, 2019

The Dragon Boat Festival, which originated in China, was originally a festival in which the ancient ancestors chose the "Longshengtian" Jiri Festival to worship the dragon ancestors. It is said that Qu Yuan, a poet of the Chu State during the Warring States period, plunged himself into the Luojiang River during the Dragon Boat Festival. Later, people also used the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan. There were also commemorative statements such as Wu Zikai, Cao Yu and Mezi. In general, the Dragon Boat Festival originated from the dragon totem ancestor of the Wuyue ancestors in the south [4][5][6], which was injected into the summer season to “prevent the disease” and regarded the Dragon Boat Festival as the “Evil Moon” from the north. The annex will commemorate the commemoration of historical figures such as Qu Yuan, and finally form the cultural connotation of the Dragon Boat Festival today.

The Dragon Boat Festival and the Spring Festival, the Ching Ming Festival, and the Mid-Autumn Festival are also known as the four traditional Chinese folk festivals. The Dragon Boat Festival culture has a wide influence in the world. Some countries and regions in the world also celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. In May 2006, the State Council listed it as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage; since 2008, it has been listed as a national statutory holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved its inclusion in the "List of Representatives of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity", and the Dragon Boat Festival became China's first festival to be selected into the world.