Dragon Boat Festival is a very popular folk festival in China, over the Dragon Boat Festival, is the traditional habits of the Chinese people since ancient times, due to the vast territory, resulting in a number of different names of the festival, but also has different customs around.
Dragon Boat Rowing
Rowing dragon boat is an important activity of the Dragon Boat Festival, is the ancient dragon totem ritual festival, is the legacy of custom also. Dragon Boat Festival, the eastern dragon star just to the southernmost center position, believe in astronomy ancestors naturally want to sacrifice, which is probably the source of the dragon boat race.
Hanging Mugwort and Calamus
In the Dragon Boat Festival, all kinds of flowers and plants that can drive away evil spirits and illnesses are arranged, and the origin is also long. People put in the mugwort and calamus as one of the important contents of the Dragon Boat Festival. Such as hanging moxa in the door, "Jing Chu chronicle": "picking moxa as a person, hanging on the portal, in order to avoid poisonous gas."
Duanwu food dumplings
Zong, that is, "zong zong", commonly known as zongzi, the main material is glutinous rice, fillings, with Ruo leaf (or Shuu leaf) wrapped into a variety of shapes, there are sharp corners, four-cornered and so on. Zongzi has a long history, initially used to worship the ancestors of the gods of the tribute.
May 5, is the Duan Yang, door inserted Ai, want to full of Eat rice dumplings, sprinkle sugar, dragon boat launching joyful!