Dragon Boat Festival-Wish You Peace and Health

The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanyang Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, is held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month every year.

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The Dragon Boat Festival, together with the Spring Festival, Ching Ming Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival, are known as the four major traditional festivals in China. The Dragon Boat Festival culture has a wide influence in the world, and some countries and regions in the world also have activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. In May 2006, the China State Council included it in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list; since 2008, it has been listed as a national statutory holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved its inclusion in the “Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, and the Dragon Boat Festival became China’s first festival selected as a world intangible cultural heritage.

There are many different customs around the Dragon Boat Festival. The most important thing is to commemorate Qu Yuan. It is said that Qu Yuan, a poet of the Chu State during the Warring States Period, jumped into the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. Later generations also regard the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan; due to different regional cultures, there are differences in custom content or details.

In commemoration of Qu Yuan, people hold dragon boat races yearly on the day of his death according to the legend.They also scattered rice into the water to feed the fish, to prevent them from eating Qu Yuan’s body, which is one of the origins of zongzi.
Dragon boat racing has a rich history of ancient ceremonial and ritualistic traditions, which originated in southern central China more than 2500 years ago.

A notable part of celebrating Dragon Boat Festival is making and eating zongzi with family members and friends. People traditionally make zongzi by wrapping glutinous rice and fillings in leaves of reed or bamboo, forming a pyramid shape.The leaves also give a special aroma and flavor to the sticky rice and fillings. Choices of fillings vary depending on regions. Northern regions in China prefer sweet or dessert-styled zongzi, with bean paste,jujube,and nuts as fillings. Southern regions in China prefer savory zongzi, with a variety of fillings including eggs and meat.

2023 Dragon Boat Festival, the public holiday is from 22nd to 24th /June, a total of 3 days.

Wish you & your family peace and health during this holiday Do not forget to prepare some home use healthcare products such as digital thermometersblood pressure monitors,pulse oximeters and fetal dopplers.The home use medical devices will let you feel more ease.

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Post time: Jun-21-2023