Dragon Boat Festival Holiday Notice
Origin of the festival:
The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanyang Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Chongwu Festival, and the Tianzhong Festival, is a folk festival that integrates worshiping gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and warding off evil spirits, celebrating entertainment and eating. The Dragon Boat Festival originated from the worship of natural celestial phenomena and evolved from the sacrifice of dragons in ancient times. On the Midsummer Dragon Boat Festival, Canglong Qisu flew up to the center of the south, and was in the most "righteous" position throughout the year, just like the fifth line of "Book of Changes Qian Gua": "The flying dragon is in the sky". The Dragon Boat Festival is the auspicious day of "Flying Dragons in the Sky", and the culture of dragons and dragon boats has always run through the inheritance history of the Dragon Boat Festival.
The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional cultural festival popular in China and other countries in the cultural circle of Chinese characters. It is said that Qu Yuan, a poet of Chu State during the Warring States Period, committed suicide by jumping on the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Later generations also regarded the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan; Cao E and Jie Zitui, etc. The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival covers ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects, and contains profound and rich cultural connotations. In the inheritance and development, a variety of folk customs are mixed together. Due to different regional cultures, there are customs and details in different places. difference.
The Dragon Boat Festival, the Spring Festival, the Qingming Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival are known as the four traditional festivals in China. The Dragon Boat Festival has a wide influence in the world, and some countries and regions in the world also have activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. In May 2006, it was included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list by the State Council; since 2008, it has been listed as a national statutory holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved it to be included in the "Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity", and the Dragon Boat Festival became the first festival in China to be selected as a world intangible cultural heritage.
The Dragon Boat Festival is a very popular folk festival in China. Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival has been a traditional custom of the Chinese nation since ancient times. Due to the vast area and many stories and legends, not only many different festival names have been produced, but also various places. different customs. The Midsummer Dragon Boat Festival is an auspicious day when the flying dragon is in the sky. Sacrificing the dragon in the form of a dragon boat is an important ritual theme of the Dragon Boat Festival. This custom is still prevalent in the coastal areas of southern my country. In addition, a series of customs of the Dragon Boat Festival have also been derived from the onmyoji and seasonal seasons. According to the number of yin and yang techniques, noon is yang, and heavy noon is zhiyang. The ancients regarded the Dragon Boat Festival at noon and the three noon days as the extremely yang time, which can best ward off yin and evil spirits. The ancients also regarded the Dragon Boat Festival as an auspicious year on the day of the summer solstice, and called it the "Dragon Flower Meeting". Summer is the time when yin and yang compete with each other. Summer is also a season to expel the plague. The midsummer Dragon Boat Festival is full of yang energy, and everything is flourishing. It is the most medicinal day of the year for herbal medicines. Due to the gathering of pure yang and righteousness in the heaven and earth on the Dragon Boat Festival, it is most beneficial to ward off yin and evil spirits and the magical properties of herbal medicine on this day. Therefore, many Dragon Boat Festival customs handed down from ancient times have contents of warding off yin evil spirits and disease prevention, such as hanging wormwood, water at noon, and soaking in dragon boats. Customs such as water, tying five-color silk threads to ward off evil spirits, washing herbal water, and Kaoru Atractylodes to cure diseases and prevent epidemics, etc.
The Dragon Boat Festival has many customs, various forms, rich and colorful contents, lively and festive. Midsummer Dragon Boat Festival, the flying dragon is in the sky, the dragon energy is strong, and all evils are avoided. The Dragon Boat Festival is a folk festival that integrates praying and warding off evil spirits, celebrating entertainment and eating. The customs of the Dragon Boat Festival are rich in content. These festivals and customs revolve around the forms of sacrificing dragons, praying for blessings, and fighting disasters. They entrust people's wishes to welcome blessings, ward off evil spirits and eliminate disasters. The Dragon Boat Festival has been a festive day for eating rice dumplings and grilling dragon boats since ancient times. The lively dragon boat performances and joyful food banquets during the Dragon Boat Festival are all manifestations of celebrating the festival.
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