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Author:Leeyin Acoustics  Date:2018-06-16  From:  Hits:30

The fifth day of the fifth lunar month is the Dragon Boat Festival, which is a traditional festival in China. On this day, people will commemorate this day by eating zongzi and dragon boat races. The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is very grand, the celebrations are also very rich, which starts from the dawn of the morning and continues until noon. The more common activities are the following 7 forms:

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1.Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Race is the main custom of the Dragon Boat Festival. According to legend, the ancient Chu people grudged the death of Qu Yuan into the river, many boaters chases and tried to save him. They scrambled and found no trace when they went to Dongting Lake. Afterwards, dragon boats are commemorated on 5th, May  every year. Using dragon boat to disperse the fish in the river, So that the fish will not eat the body of Qu Yuan. The practice of racing is prevalent in Wu, Yue and Chu period.

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2.Eat zongzi

Eating zongzi on Dragon Boat Festival is another traditional practice of the Chinese people. Zongzi is also known as corner broomcorn or tube Zongzi. It has a long history and many kinds. Every year in early May, everyone in China needs to dip glutinous rice, wash leaves, and make zongzi. Seen from fillings, the northern people often make jujube zongzi which made of jujube; In the south, there are various fillings such as bean paste, fresh meat, ham and egg yolk. Among them, the representative is Jiaxing zongzi in Zhejiang Province. The customs of eating zongzi have been flourishing in China for thousands of years, and spread to North Korea, Japan and Southeast Asian countries.

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3.Wear sachet

Legend says that Children wearing sachet on the Dragon Boat Festival means to ward off evil, which is actually used on the clothing for decoration.  There are cinnabar, realgar, and fragrant medicine inside the sachet, wrapped with silk cloth outside, which is fragrant. And then buckle into cable with a five-color silk string,  make a variety of shapes, form a string, which are available for all kinds, exquisite and lovely. Young men and women also use sachets to express their love in some southern cities in China.

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4.Hang mugwort

During the Dragon Boat Festival, people regard hanging mugwort and calamus as one of the important contents. Every family clean the courtyard, insert the mugwort and calamus sticks in the eyebrows of door and hangs in the hall. And makes the calamus, mugwort, flowers, garlic, dragon boat flowers, into human or tiger-shaped, hnown as mugwort people and mugwort  tiger. Made into rosette to wear, women rush to wear to drive, used to drive malaria.

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5. Hanging icon of Zhong Kui

Catching up with ghost by Zhong Kui is the custom of the Dragon Boat Festival. In the Jianghuai area, all the families hang Zhong Kui to drive the evil spirits.

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6. Hanging wallets and five colored silk thread

Ancient Chinese worship colored five colors for the auspicious color. Thus, in the early morning of the holiday, the first big thing after the adults get up is to draw colored lines on the children's wrists, ankles and necks. When tying, children cannot speak. Five-color lines cannot be arbitrarily broken or discarded, which can only be thrown into the river during the first heavy rain or during the first bath in the summer. It is said that children wearing colored lines can evade the damage of snakehead insects. Throwing into the river means that the river will wash away the plague and disease, children can thus enjoy security.

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7. Smear children with realgar

Smear the realgar on the children is to drive out evil and disease. It is rare to see this custom in the city.


The green zongzi leaves wrapped with thick affection, the fragrant glutinous rice exudes a harmonious thought, the red candied dates are brewed with pure ceremonies, a warm and long-awaited dragon boat cruise endless miss. As Dragon Boat Festival is coming, may you tasting delicious zongzi and experience Chinese culture in this culturally rich festival.


Leeyin Acoustics will be on vacation for the Dragon Boat Festival from 17th, May to 18th, May and back to work on 19th, May. If you have any problems about our products, please feel free to leave us messages at leeyinacoustics@gmail.com. We will reply you as soon as we get back to work.


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