Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and important celebration in China.
Dragon Boat Festival 2020 falls on June 25 (Tursday). China will have 3 days of holiday from Thursday (June 25) to Saturday (June 27), and we will be back at work on Sunday , June 28.
Dragon Boat Festival,has for thousands of years, been marked by eating zongzi (glutinous rice)wrapped to form a pyramid using bamboo or reed leaves,and racing dragon boats, Drinking realgar wine, wearing perfume pouches, hanging mugwort and calamus and others.
And how did Dragon Boat Festival Start?
There are many legends about the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival. The most popular one is in commemoration of Qu Yuan.
Qu Yuan (340–278 BC) was a patriotic poet and exiled official during the Warring States Period of ancient China.
He drowned himself in the Miluo River on the 5th day of the 5th Chinese lunar month, when his beloved Chu State fell to the State of Qin.
Local people desperately tried to save Qu Yuan or recover his body, to no avail.
In order to commemorate Qu Yuan, every fifth day of the fifth lunar month people beat drums and paddle out in boats on the river as they once did to keep fish and evil spirits away from his body.
We chinese memorizing the ancestors, cherishing today's life, expressing our wishes and best regards on this festival. Hope the world be peace and prosperous always.