Dragon Boat Festival is coming, J.D. Leather Goods hope you and your family auspicious.
In fact, the origin of Dragon Boat Festival has been controversial. Now, in China, many people believe that Dragon Boat Festival is sacrificing Qu Yuan who jumped into the Miluo River in 278 BCE for being accused him of false charges of conspiracy by corrupt officials and exiled by the king of Chu. Therefore, to sacrifice Qu Yuan, people threw bamboo leaves filled with cooked rice into the river on May 5th lunar calendar. The cooked rice was developing Zongzi today.
However, there are different says. According to “Zhou Records of the Historian”, in Zhou Dynasty, Ji Xia, who was king of Zhou, died for being framed in han river when campaigned to Chu. Since then, people always saw ‘him’ in Riverside. So, people built a temple in Riverside and threw bamboo leaves filled with cooked rice into the river.That is one of the origins of Dragon Boat Festival.
In that day, people will organize together to race dragon boat. it will attract many audiences to watch the race. A dragon boat is a human-powered boat or paddle boat that is traditionally made of teak wood to various designs and sizes. They usually have brightly decorated designs that range anywhere from 40 to 100 feet in length, with the front end shaped like open-mouthed dragons, and the back end of a scaly tail. The boat can have up to 80 powers to power the boat, depending on the length. A sacred ceremony is performed before any competition in order to “bring the boat to life” by painting the eyes. The first team to grab a flag at the end of the course wins the race.
Also, people eat Zongzi in that day. Zongzi is the bamboo leaves filled with cooked rice. Nowaday, Zongzi is not only the sacrifice food but also become the daily food in China. Before Dragon Boat Festival, people will prepare to make lots of Zongzi for that day. The filling Zongzi are generally beans, folk, etc. It is delicious.
There are many people say to others:”Happy Dragon Boat Festival”, actually, that is not good enough. Because that day is a bad day, worship day, you can not say happy to others. If you want to express your mind, you can say “Auspicious Dragon Boat Festival”.
By the way, we will take holiday on May 29th and 30th in a gregorian calendar, two days. Officially working on May 31st. If you have emergency, you can send message here.