DEYING celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival

The annual Dragon Boat Festival will start tomorrow, DEYING mold factory will enter the 3-day holiday,For any inquiry or quotation of  plastic injection mould and compression moldings, please contact by wechat/whatsapp:13456489912.

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When is the Dragon Boat Festival?

Known as the Duanwu or Dragon Boat Festival, has been celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar for millennia.

Traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival

This is a traditional festival of Chinese folk.Dragon boat racing and rice dumplings are two major customs of the Dragon Boat Festival.The Dragon Boat Festival and the Spring Festival, Ching Ming Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival are also called the four traditional Chinese festivals.

Legend has it that the holiday honours the tragic death of Chu Yuan, who died in 288 BC. At the time of Warring States, Chu Yuan was a poet and the minister of the state. The King was captured during fighting and in honour and remembrance of the old King, Chu Yuan wrote a poem called “Li Soa.” This angered the new King, who ordered Chu Yuan into exile. Instead of leaving his beloved country, Chu Yuan threw himself into the Mi-Lo River. 

The legend proclaims that the people tried to rescue their honoured statesmen by chasing him down the river, beating drums to scare away the fish and throwing dumplings into the river so that the fish would not eat his body. Today’s celebrations symbolize the vain attempts of the friends and citizens who raced down the river to save Chu Yuan. 

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How is Dragon Boat Festival celebrated?

Today’s celebrations symbolize the vain attempts of the friends and citizens who raced down the river to save the respected Chu Yuan.

A dragon boat is a huge war canoe traditionally made from teak that has a dragon’s head carved into the bow and a dragon’s tail carved at the stern. The boats can range up to 100 feet in length and seat anywhere from 20 to 80 paddlers, varying in size. A sacred ritual is held before the race when the eyes are painted on, which is said to “bring the boat to life.” A drummer who sits mid-boat and keeps the time of the oar strokes on a huge drum accompanies all boats.

It is believed that the Dragon Boat Festivals repel evil and bring luck in the summer months.

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Post time: Jun-24-2020