The fifth day of the fifth lunar month is a very meaningful folk festival in China - the Dragon Boat Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival is the traditional festival of the han people in China, but why is this day called "Dragon Boat Festival"? Why do people paddle dragon boats, eat zongzi and plant wormwood leaves on festivals? Recently, after a thorough understanding, the author finally knows the origin of these names and customs, and records them down for the readers.
Dragon Boat Festival is on the fifth lunar month, because of the "five" and "afternoon", "five" again for Yang number, so the Dragon Boat Festival is also called "DuanYangJie", some places said "the sixth day, ai festival, etc., between our hometown jianghuai apartments for rent Hong Kong
, more should be called" Dragon Boat Festival ".
Since we can remember the beginning, every Dragon Boat Festival, home will be dragon boat racing, eating zongzi, eat tea eggs, hanging wormwood and calamus or pomegranate flowers, for these folk, naï we also didn't ask less, slowly, only know a thing or two of them, at least know this festival related to qu yuan.
According to the old people, qu yuan threw himself into the miluo river on the fifth day of may. In order to prevent qu yuan's body from being harmed by jiaolong, local people immediately rowed boats to rescue him. At that time, it was raining, and the small boats on the lake gathered at the pavilions on the shore. When people knew that it was the recovery of Dr. Hsien Chen qu, again in the rain, the race to enter the vast dongting lake. People are struggling to float on the river, trying to salvage doctor qu's body.. . Later, the ceremony took place every year, slowly evolving into today's dragon-boat race business license hong kong
. When rowing dragon boat, people sang, jollification, the grand dragon boat of folk songs and song, fascinating, exciting, in qu yuan's hometown hunan formed "for renewed and phase and" legacy, and that's the origin of the custom people rowing the Dragon Boat Festival dragon boat, dragon boat racing.
So why eat zongzi on Dragon Boat Festival?
The legend of qu yuan after miluo river, one night, hometown people suddenly dreamt that their favorite flexor doctor came back, his official class, as before, just looks somewhat sad and distressed. The villagers were so happy that they hugged him and saluted him . When we said goodbye, we found that qu yuan was not as healthy as before, so we asked him with concern, "have you eaten the rice we sent you, Dr. Qu?" Qu yuan was grateful, then sighed and said, "sorry! The rice you gave me was eaten by fish, shrimp, turtles, mussels and other aquatic animals ." When the villagers heard this, they were very worried and asked what they could do to prevent the fish and shrimp from eating the rice. Finally or qu yuan cleverness, he say: "if use ruo leaf to wrap rice, make the Angle millet that has pointy horn (call zongzi now), aquatic animals think it is diamond horn, they dare not eat... ." So the next year, on the fifth day of may, the villagers would use ruo leaf to wrap rice into a lot of corn millet into the river, to their heart's dearest doctor qu.. . For thousands of years, because of this legend, zongzi became the most popular Dragon Boat Festival food.
The Dragon Boat Festival inserts wormwood leaf, hangs the calamus, suspends the pomegranate custom, although has the legend, but does not elaborate. But Mr Grass is a kind of medicine can cure, inserted in the door can make healthy body, the ancient medicinal plants has been in our country, in the acupuncture and moxibustion, is to use tsao as main ingredients, so the folk plant wormwood is behind the house. The Dragon Boat Festival Sage Accpac
, people usually will wormwood and calamus tied with red paper into a bundle, put on the door, known as "water sword", for luck, it's no wonder that some people also labeled as "hand hold YiQi buford, door hanging PuJian cut dry evil" the noon. In some places, the Dragon Boat Festival also has the custom of hanging pomegranate flowers. There is a poem like this: "shandan fang cure madness, howitzer hanging doors to avoid the yellow nest," the pomegranate flower mentioned here and the yellow nest contain a story. Legend of the late tang huang chao uprising disorderly, once he passed through a village, just saw a woman carrying a larger child, but took a younger in a hurry to walk, huang chao uprising is very curious, they are asking why. The lady did not know huang chao uprising, so they say directly because of huang chao uprising army, kill her uncle's family, only child, was left uncle is her child on her back, and children walking in the underground is the women's own flesh and blood... . After hearing this, huang chao was greatly moved and told his wife that she could avoid the disaster of huang chao by hanging pomegranate flowers on the door in the future This folk custom has been handed down to this day and more or less reflects the good wishes of the people for peace.