The Dragon Boat Festival is the Chinese traditional festival, covering the ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and so on. With the development of the Dragon Boat Festival, a variety of folk customs are mixed together, making it rich in content. Furthermore, two significant customs of the Dragon Boat Festival, the riding boat competition and the delicious food named Zongzi, have been existing for many years.
The Dragon Boat Festival originated in China. It is said that Qu Yuan advocated the country to become rich and enhance its military strength, which was strongly opposed by the nobility. Qu Yuan was framed and expelled from the capital. Later, he saw that his motherland was wiped out, and he was extremely heartbroken, but he could not bear to give up his motherland. He jumped into the river to commit suicide and expressed his love for the motherland with his own life. In order to mourn, people rowed in the river and then gradually developed into a dragon boat race.
In the traditional festivals, only the Dragon Boat Festival energy saving and the Spring Festival can be compared, and there are customs of prayer. The custom activities of the Dragon Boat Festival are rich in content. Around the Dragon Boat Festival every year, many festivals are held throughout the country, including traditions and creativity, in various forms and richness. Through the traditional folk activities during the Dragon Boat Festival, not only can the spiritual and cultural life of the masses be enriched, but traditional culture can be inherited and passed down.
The Dragon Boat Festival culture has a wide range of influences in the world. In addition, the countries affected by the Dragon Boat Festival culture are South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. Many ancient poems depict the festive atmosphere of the Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is a tradition. As an important part of Chinese traditional culture, the Dragon Boat Festival culture reflects the long history and knowledge of Chinese culture.
Some countries and regions in the world also celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. In May 2006, the State Council listed it as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage; since 2008, it has been listed as a national statutory holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved its inclusion in the “List of Representatives of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, and the Dragon Boat Festival became China’s first festival to be selected into the world.