On the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, it is used to commemorate the patriotic poet qu yuan.
Qu yuan was released from the palace by the king of chu because he had entered the palace with an interest in his death. After knowing that the death of the king of the state of chu and the death of the capital had been brought to the country, he had devoted himself to the guyrojiang river, which was a place of death. Jiang on the fishermen and shore people heard that qu yuan doctor jiang himself, have come up struggling to salvage jiang qu yuan's body, at the same time brought tzu, eggs into the river. Some lang also poured the realgar wine into the river, so that the drug can be drunk and the dragon water animal, so that the body of Dr. Qu yuan was saved from harm. Now, this reminds me of a line: "qu's death is dead, and the chu is not."
The custom of the Dragon Boat Festival is dragon boat racing, eating zongzi, pei's sachet and hanging mugwort flag.
Nowadays, the Dragon Boat Festival is mainly popular with han, zhuang, cloth, dong, tujia, and the folk. Now, in the middle of the day, people mainly clean the house and sprinkle it with realgar water in the kitchen to kill the poisonous insects or prevent them from breeding. Our main activity is now: lobster, amaranth, eels, yellow fish, roast duck and zongzi.
The Dragon Boat Festival was a heavy day before the Dragon Boat Festival, but now it is a happy holiday. How big the change is!
There are many traditional festivals in China with a long history, and I like the Dragon Boat Festival most.
On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, people in some places hang calamus and mugwort, which is said to repel pests such as mosquitoes. The Dragon Boat Festival is essential to make zongzi, glutinous rice dumplings, red bean zongzi, and ham zongzi etc. Remember the Dragon Boat Festival, our family make zongzi, I also participated. Unfortunately, the technical level is not high enough to be a bystander. Watching my mother's skillful movements, I was very impressed and envious. When the dumplings are wrapped, they can be boiled, and the steam, which is bubbling with boiling water, floats in the room, filling the room with the scent of bamboo leaves and sticky rice. My mouth watered for food. I can't wait to get the rice dumplings when they come out of the pan. My mother laughed at me. I was a little cat, but I took the rice dumplings and dips them with white sugar. Also told me that the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival eating zongzi, originally is the ancient people in order not to let the fish eat because the patriotic and cast jiang qu yuan's body, and threw rice dumplings into the river. Listening to my mother's account, I unwittingly ate another zongzi, feeling sweet and sweet.
A few years later, people's living standards improve, speed up the pace of life, but the Dragon Boat Festival custom of eating zongzi has not changed, only now the rice dumplings are bought directly from the market and select varieties are more convenient. But eating zongzi is always nostalgic for the fragrance of the house.