# Origin of Dragon Boat Festival #
The Dragon Boat Festival originated in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, and has a history of more than 2,000 years.
The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanyang Festival, the Double Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the day Festival, etc., and the Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival and known as China’s four traditional festivals, is the most called and customs of the traditional festival. Among them, dragon boat racing and Zongzi eating are the two major customs of the Dragon Boat Festival, which have been inherited since ancient times in China.
In the eyes of ancient people
It is “the May flowers blooming luxuriously,
Green poplar with rain drooping heavy “moving scenery
It is also “colored thread lightly wrapped around ruby arms,
Small character slanted green cloud lock “traditional folklore
In modern eyes
It’s “ships competing to cross,
The boat race with the waves coming from the shore
Also “Zongxiang cylinder bamboo tender,
Grilled crispy goose fresh “delicious meal
Whether in remembrance
Chu doctor Qu Yuan was martyred for his country
Or thank the Eastern Han filial daughter Cao E
Martyr father in the river, filial piety commendable
The Dragon Boat Festival is full of
The most sincere feelings of home and country
All are Chinese children
A common spiritual homeland
The Dragon Boat Festival also focuses on people following the laws of nature
Life wisdom to seek good fortune and avoid harm
May is the beginning of summer
The ancients described this time as “five poisons”.
So there are all kinds of customs to ask for peace
Like putting wormwood in the door
Give children colorful rope, wear tiger shoes
It not only helps to repel pests and diseases
And the meaning of looking forward to good health
# Status of Dragon Boat Festival #
Dragon Boat Festival culture 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, The State Council included it in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list;
Since 2008, it has been listed as a national holiday.
In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved its inclusion in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and the Dragon Boat Festival became the first Chinese festival to be included in the World Intangible Cultural Heritage.