Of the fifth year, it is one of the most important traditional festival - Dragon Boat Festival in China.
On to this day, every family will eat rice dumplings, drink realgar wine, hang calamus, wormwood leaf, also held a rowing dragon boat game in some places...
On the Dragon Boat Festival, there are a very popular story. Have a great patriotic poet in ancient China, named qu yuan. In AD 278, on the day of the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, qu yuan under the despair and grief, in old luo, when a local people, immediately go fishing boat and always amiable form of dongting lake is always not see the body of qu yuan.
In order to show their grief, people swing the boat rivers, thereafter becomes for the dragon boat race. The people were afraid of river fish eat qu yuan's body, from their home to rice into the river, lest the fish and shrimp spoiling of qu yuan's body. Then formed the custom of eating zongzi...
According to the above story, these are all in memory of qu yuan and form a kind of custom. There are lots of traditional culture in our country, as a Chinese, I also to learn more about these splendid ancient culture.
China has many rich and colorful traditional culture, extensive and profound, has a long history. Because I grew up very love to eat dumplings, so the "Dragon Boat Festival" is very impressive.