There are many legends about the evolution of the festival, the most popular of which is in commemoration of Qu Yuan (340-278 BC). Qu Yuan was minister of the State of Chu and one of China's earliest poets. In face of great pressure from the powerful Qin State, he advocated enriching the country and strengthening its military forces so as to fight against the Qin. However, he was opposed by aristocrats headed by Zi Lan, and later deposed and exiled by King Huai. In his exiled days, he still cared much for his country and people and composed immortal poems including Li Sao (The Lament), Tian Wen (Heavenly Questions) and Jiu Ge (Nine Songs), which had far-reaching influences. In 278 BC, he heard the news that Qin troops had finally conquered Chu's capital, so he finished his last piece Huai Sha (Embracing Sand) and plunged himself into the Miluo River, clasping his arms to a large stone. The day happened to be the 5th of the 5th month in the Chinese lunar calendar. After his death, the people of Chu crowded to the bank of the river to pay their respects to him. The fishermen sailed their boats up and down the river to look for his body. People threw into the water zongzi (pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed or bamboo leaves) and eggs to divert possible fish or shrimp from attacking his body. An old doctor poured a jug of reaglar wine (Chinese liquor seasoned with realgar) into the water, hoping to turn all aquatic beasts drunk. That's why people later followed the customs such as dragon boat racing, eating zongzi and drinking realgar wine on that day.
Beijing in Hebei Province to fight the Dragon Boat Festival free water, often in pre-pre-absorbed, is said to be well in order to avoid toxicity. Street hawkers selling on the Dragon Boat Festival Mulberry Cherry, Dragon Boat Festival is said to eat a cherry mulberry can be eaten throughout the year does not fly. Shop the sale of the oven fresh " cake", that is, worm pattern in five of the cake for decoration. Luanxian employed men and women have many relatives Chatham each other gifts on Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon Boat Festival, local officials will gather for a retreat to the South, the city invited literati feast, known as the "Tap Liu."
Zouping County, Shandong Province, the Dragon Boat Festival, drinking a cup per person is required to get up early, legends can be believed. Sunshine children wrapped around the Dragon Boat Festival to seven-color line has always been to wear the first time to post solutions to rain down before throwing in the rain. Linqing County Dragon Boat Festival, the following seven-year-old boy with at ( doing Michael necklace), girls with but also the mother to wear yellow cloth shoes made by hand, using wool uppers five strokes on the worm. Qu Yuan by means of the ink to kill five worm. Jimo in the Dragon Boat Festival the morning wash your face with dew.
State solution Dragon Boat Festival, Shanxi Province, Artemsia argyi wear for men and women, known as the "disease to" a hundred children were grade II in the neck, It is said that this is "tied Quyuan dragon." Xi State Dragon Boat Festival, the village festival Longwang and paper hanging in the fields. Dragon Boat Festival, also known as "while the rich." Dingxiang County Dragon Boat Festival, the students need for teachers gifts Boxing. Lu'an House steamed wheat flour to groups, known as the "white group", used in conjunction with each other gifts dumplings.
Shaanxi Dragon Boat Festival Xing'an state, local officials led by watch races, known as "the stepping-stone." Xingping County Dragon Boat Festival in sewing silk damask millet small angle, then sewing on the following figures, a small, known as "playing dolls." Dragon Boat Festival with county officials to Po Ai, paper paste cattle gate, known as "the town of disease."
Jingning Gansu State Dragon Boat Festival to pick a rose for yee pickled honey. Dragon Boat Festival County town of Shannon fan newlyweds gifts, Luo Qi, towel Pago, entertained the children and invited teachers, known as the "festival to enjoy." Zhangxian Dragon Boat Festival, cowboy mountain worship. Hill plot pay, before the cock burning, commonly known as "burning mountain."
Jiading County, Jiangsu Province, the Dragon Boat Festival, rich or poor, must buy Shishou fish (commonly known as the sturgeon fish) cooking. Yizheng County there are "When the pants, to buy fish," the proverb. Nanjing Dragon Boat Festival, a box of various water are required to add a little Realgar, geese two eyes money, family size were washed with the eyes, known as the "eyes of fire break," said to be a year without eye protection. Wujin play there the night of the dragon boat, surrounded by hanging at the Dragon Boat races on a small lamp, and the songs with drums and flute.
The Dragon Boat Festival Gaoyou more special, there are 100 Department of paste, paste the address, sub-put-cured tobacco, eating "Red 12" and custom, child-hing, a "sub-duck network" is selected in a good-looking duck Color lines formed in the sub-network, hanging on his chest.
Sichuan pillars of "a traditional guy," the custom. From four to two bamboo poles Shop has lifted a large square table红毯. Bamboo blanket used for a Taoist priest riding a tiger. street processions. Old, western Sichuan are the Dragon Boat Festival "sub-typing" customs. Japanese, Chengdu people are buying plums, downstairs in the city of the southeast corner of the city, up and down on the throwing objects, together tens of thousands of visitors. Guangxu 2021 (1895) because of objects being thrown from Lee and foreign missionaries conflict occurred, and therefore to stop this vulgar. Leshan, Xinjin such as dragon-boat race at the Dragon Boat Festival, also held a grand trade fair.
File photo: Zongzi are pyramid-shaped dumplings made of glutinous rice, stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. This traditional food is popular during the Dragon Boat Festival.
Tong Lu, Zhejiang Sook of county and township school, the Dragon Boat Festival a ceremony at the division, known as "silk clothing." Doctors at noon herbs, traditionally the stars overhead medicine days.
Jiangxi Jianchang House prudence afternoon Baicao water bath to prevent scabies, XINCHANG to realgar, cinnabar drink of the wine, called "eyes."
Huanggang City of Hubei Province greet Dragon Boat Festival held in the Palestinian town, and a crown tattoo,鸣金by Phytophthora. Yichang County Dragon Boat Festival races, but in May 13, 14, Sheng十五三日special. May 15, also known as "Big Dragon Boat Festival", eat rice dumplings, Po drink wine, for example, with the Dragon Boat Festival.
Youxian Hunan Dragon Boat Festival, pregnant women who used to spend Andrew currency, the poor preparation of the chicken liquor to Penny folder Broussonetia money, for the dragon in the dragon boat to pray before the first production-an. Yue state races that Ruang disaster to disease. Also for pan of water, referred to as the "send pestilence."
Fuzhou, Fujian Province, the Dragon Boat Festival old customs, daughter-in-law was on a shroud, footwear, mission brown, fan-laws into the offer. County to build on the 5th Cyphotheca for drying Manual, the others are here for the sauce on. Shanghang County Dragon Boat Festival with boat tie-shaped reed plays Zuolong waterfront, known as the Boat Race. Xianyou County Dragon Boat Festival races, the wreath of paper in the Tam Tigers to read Jiajing suspended decane female soldiers this year Qi. Shaowu House before the Dragon Boat Festival, women in purple-red yarn for the Fu-sheng capsule. Goshiki again for FANG Sheng-rong, the color line in, line in the hairpin. The girl was hanging on the back, known as the "sinus mother."
Guangdong Province, the Dragon Boat Festival Conghua County noon to burning eyes and wash hands after the spill on the Road, known as the "send a disaster." Dragon Boat Festival, people close to the temple from its advocacy of statues greet tour guide. Wizards and water law, who posted at the expulsion of evil magic. Dragon Boat Festival, children's kite-flying, known as the "release calamity."
(Hainan Province) during the Dragon Boat Festival, Hainan general throughout the Central Plains will be held, such as dragon boat races and other activities. In today's best preserved ancient city wall governance Dingan County, five hundred years the history of the ancient city of Ming Dynasty within the openings, there are still two stone mounted stacked two bright, slender, high-spirited dragon boat. Island ancestors, the Dragon Boat Festival season, picking up of the boat, toward the river, in ... ... history of the ancient color from a Dragon Boat Festival, the running time staggered to Today. Known as "coconut Township," said Wen, is the ancestral home of Soong Ching Ling, the sea along the riverside. Since ancient times, the local coastal residents along the river during the Dragon Boat Festival, will host the activities of the dragon-boat race, to pray for safety. Hainan and the mainland in addition to the same dragon boat racing, eating dumplings, hanging calamus and Wormwood, as well as an island people are all familiar with the content, that is, washing water and washing-long herbal bath.