The dragon boat festival is one of the four traditional festivals in China. It's a Chinese Folk Festival integrating worship of gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and ward off evil spirits, celebration, entertainment and diet.
It is said that Qu Yuan, a poet of the state of Chu during the Warring States period, jumped into the Miluo River and committed suicide on the fifth day of May. Later generations also took the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan. The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival covers the ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects, contains profound and rich cultural connotation, and integrates a variety of folk customs in the inheritance and development. Due to different regional cultures, there are differences in the content or details of customs. 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 culture has a wide influence in the world. Some countries and regions in the world also have activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.
In May 2006, the State Council listed it in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list; Since 2008, it has been listed as a national legal holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved its inclusion in the list of representative works of human intangible cultural heritage, and the Dragon Boat Festival became the first festival selected by China as a world intangible cultural heritage. Welcome to China to experience the charm of Chinese traditional culture!
Please kindly note that we will have the three days holiday for the dragon boat festival since 3th June to 5th June.
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