Editor’s note: The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the traditional Chinese festivals and generally has the following activities:
1. Eating Zongzi.
The most important traditional food for the Dragon Boat Festival is zongzi— pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves.
In general, northern Chinese prefer sweet rice dumplings filled with red-bean paste or Chinese dates, while southerners like savory ones with fillings such as egg yolk, pork and mushroom.
2. Dragon Boat Racing.
Dragon boat racing, a traditional Chinese sport originally held to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, has gained global popularity and helped promote exchanges among countries.
Unlike the evil or demonic creatures in European mythology, Asian dragons are traditionally believed to bring good fortune and prosperity.
3. Drinking Realgar Wine.
There is an old saying: “Drinking realgar wine drives diseases and evils away!”‘ Realgar wine, orxionghuangjiu, is a Chinese alcoholic drink consisting of fermented cereals and powdered realgar.
4. Hanging Mugwort and Calamus.
5. Hanging Pictures of Zhong Kui.
6. Wearing Perfume Pouch or Scented Sachets.
7. Tying Five-Color Silk Thread.
8. Eating Salted Duck Eggs.
Tradition has it that it is good to eat salted duck eggs during the Dragon Boat Festival as the burning summer is coming. The salted duck eggs are nutrient-rich and have some effect on the treatment of heatstroke.
SalvationDATA Overseas Team Wish You A Happy Dragon Boat Festival!