The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanyang Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Tianzhong Festival, originated from the worship of natural celestial phenomena and evolved from offering sacrifices to dragons in ancient times. In the midsummer Dragon Boat Festival, the Canglong Qisu soars in the middle of the sky in the south, and is in the most “centre” position of the year, that is, as the line of the fifth line of the “Book of Changes·Qian Gua” says: “Flying dragon is in the sky.” Its origin covers ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects, and contains profound cultural connotations. In the inheritance and development, a variety of folk customs are mixed together, and the festival content is rich.
Dragon Boat Riding (Stealing a Dragon Boat) and eating rice dumplings are the two major rituals of the Dragon Boat Festival. These two rituals have been passed down in China since ancient times and have continued to this day. The Dragon Boat Festival was originally a festival created by ancient ancestors to worship the dragon ancestors and pray for blessings and ward off evil spirits. It is said that the poet Qu Yuan of the Chu State during the Warring States Period committed suicide by jumping on the Miluo River on May 5. Later, people also took the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan; there are also sayings to commemorate Wu Zixu, Cao E, and Jie Zitui. In general, the Dragon Boat Festival originated from the ancient ancestors choosing “flying dragons in the sky” to worship the dragon ancestors, pray for blessings and ward off evil spirits, and infuse the summer season to “relieve diseases and prevent epidemics”. Central Plains, attached will commemorate Qu Yuan and other historical figures commemorative content.
Post time: Jun-14-2021