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Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) is on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month every year. It is one of the most important traditional festivals in China.
Legends about Dragon Boat Festival
There are many different legends about the festival, but the most famous one is about Qu Yuan,a patriotic poet in ancient China.
Customs about Dragon Boat Festival
● Eating Zongzi
Zongzi is a kind of food made with sticky rice and is wrapped withreed or bamboo leaves. It has different shapes and fillings. In the northern part of China, people use red jujube as fillings. In the southern part of China, people use beans, fresh meat, or egg yolk as fillings.
● Dragon Boat Racing
Dragon boats look like Chinese dragons. A team of people row a dragon boat together. At the front of the boat, one team member beats a drum to encourage histeammates. It is said that the winning team will bring luck and happiness to the people of their village.
● Wearing Five-colour Silk Thread
During the holiday, children will wear five-colour silk tread on their wrists or ankles. It is said that five-colour silk tread can drive away evil spirits and protect children from diseases.