Talking about Chinese Festival: Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated in the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, the Dragon Boat Festival. The most widely spread legend about it is related to Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet during the Warring States Period. Qu Yuan was loyal and devoted to the river for the country. In order to commemorate him, customs such as "dragon boat race" and "cornerfish thrown into the river" have been passed down on the fifth day of May. 

Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Race

Quickly click on the Dragon Boat Festival of the China Daily series video "Talking about China Festival", and feel the "past and present" of zongzi and dragon boat!

It is usually called the Dragon Boat Festival. It is one of the three traditional festivals in China. Traditionally, it was thought to be a time for warding off evil spirits, but now it’s just thought of a time to remind family members to take care of their health. After you’ve worked up an appetite, you can eat Zongzi. Everyone eats them during the Dragon Boat Festival.Eating is really an important part of Chinese culture, It is one of the most important aspects. Don’t worry though; there are no surprises in Zongzi. They are just rice with either meat or sweet red bean paste wrapped inside. They are quite yummy!

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