The deep cultural memory of zongzi

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The deep cultural memory of zongzi

发布时间:6/25/2020

The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
According to "Jingchu age records", because of the midsummer climb, shun Yang on, may is midsummer, it is the first day of noon climb shun Yang good weather day, so may fifth also known as "Dragon Boat Festival".
In addition, the Dragon Boat Festival also said "Afternoon day festival, May Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, bath orchid Festival" and so on.
Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional cultural festival popular in China and other countries around the Chinese character culture circle.
The Dragon Boat Festival originated from China. It was originally held as a festival for the tribes who worshipped dragon totem in the ancient Baiyue region (the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the area to the south) to offer totem sacrifices. Before the Spring and Autumn Period in Baiyue, it was customary to offer totem sacrifices in the form of dragon-boat RACES on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
Later because of the Warring States period of chu (today's Hubei) poet Qu Yuan committed suicide in the Miluo River boulderingon that day, the rulers in order to establish a loyal emperor patriotic label of the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan;
Some areas also have memorial Wu, Cao E and other statements.
The Dragon Boat Festival, the Spring Festival, the Qingming Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival are known as the four traditional festivals of the Han Nationality in China.


Since ancient times, Dragon Boat Festival has been rowing and eating zongzi festival activities.
The Dragon Boat Festival has been a national holiday since 2008.
In May 2006, the State Council listed it among the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage.
In September 2009, THE United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially deliberated and approved the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival to be included in the world intangible Cultural Heritage, making it the first Chinese festival to be included in the world intangible Cultural Heritage.
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