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The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Dragon Boat Festiva

February 5, 2024

Chongwu Festival, the Dragon Festival, the Zhengyang Festival, and the Tianzhong Festival, originated from the worship of celestial phenomena and evolved from the sacrifice of dragons in ancient times. In the midsummer Dragon Boat Festival, the Canglong Qi Su soared to the south of the sky, which is the auspicious day of Long Feitian, that is, as the line of the fifth line of the "Book of Changes·Qian Gua": "Flying dragon is in the sky."


Dragon Boat Festival Sun Dragon Star is both "winning" and "getting right", which is a sign of good fortune. Its origin covers the ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects, and contains profound cultural connotations; in the inheritance and development, a variety of folk customs are mixed together, and the festival content is rich. Grilling dragon boats and eating rice dumplings are the two rituals of the Dragon Boat Festival. These two rituals have been passed down in China since ancient times, and they continue to this day.


The Dragon Boat Festival was originally a festival founded by the ancestors of Wu and Yue in the south to worship the dragon ancestors and pray for blessings and evil spirits. It is said that the poet Qu Yuan of the Chu State during the Warring States Period committed suicide by jumping on the Miluo River on May 5. Later, people also took the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan; there are also sayings to commemorate Wu Zixu, Cao E, and Jie Zitui.


In general, the Dragon Boat Festival originated from the ancient ancestors choosing "flying dragons in the sky" auspicious days to worship the dragon ancestors, pray for blessings and ward off evil spirits, and inject the summer season "diseases and epidemic prevention" fashion; the Dragon Boat Festival was regarded as the "evil moon and evil day" and began in the north. Central Plains, attached will commemorate Qu Yuan and other historical figures commemorative content.