I have a holiday on Thursday. Do you know why? I'll tell you, it's Dragon Boat Festival.
In the morning, I do my homework at home. At noon, we went to buy zongzi, but when we found it, we couldn't find any. My mother and I were buying vegetables in the afternoon, and my father came suddenly and gave us rice dumplings, and I ate four!
I enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival. I like the Dragon Boat Festival.
A Chinese holiday is gaining worldwide popularity
Some holidays are so much fun that they catch on outside of their culture. The most obvious example is probably Christmas, which is celebrated around the world by people who aren't even Christian. Similarly, in recent years, the Dragon Boat Festival has moved beyond China to become an inte【WWW.】rnational holiday celebrated by people who may know little about the holiday's origins.
The Dragon Boat Festival is one of three major Chinese holidays, along with the Spring and Moon Festivals. Of the three, it is possibly the oldest, dating back to the Warring States Period in 227 B.C. The festival commemorates Qu Yuan, a minister in the service of the Chu Emperor. Despairing over corruption at court, Qu threw himself into a river. Townspeople jumped into their boats and tried in vain to save him. Then, hoping to distract hungry fish from his body, the people scattered rice on the water.
Over the years, the story of Qu's demise transformed into the traditions of racing dragon boats and eating zongzi – a kind of rice wrapped in bamboo leaves. The races have certainly captured the imagination of people from all over the world. Every spring there are nearly 60 dragon boat races held outside of China in cities from Vancouver to Sydney, from Gdańsk, Poland to Cape Town, South Africa. Canada alone has nearly 50 dragon boat teams and Germany has nearly 30.
So what is it about the Dragon Boat Festival that appeals to foreigners? “It's an unusual sport,” says one racer from Germany. “It's not like everybody's doing it. That's one of the reasons that there's such great team spirit in a dragon boat team – everybody feels like we're doing something special.” And what about the zongzi? “Ehhh, they're not bad, I guess,” he says. “Something of an acquired taste. I just haven't really acquired it yet.”
The Duanwu Festival, which is also called the Dragon Boat Festival, is an ancient Chinese traditional festival, celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
For thousands of years, various celebrating activities are held all around the country. Eating zongzi and racing dragon boats are the most pertinent ones, which are said to be in memory of Qu Yuan, a great poet. In some places, people spread realgar wine on the children in the hope of protecting them from the evil spirits.
Many people consider May as an especially dangerous time for diseases in a year, and therefore they hang moxa and calamus and things like that around the doors to ward off evil and diseases and pray for good luck.
The fifth day of the fifth lunar month is the most distinctive day in my hometown - the Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is a very popular grand festival among the Chinese people. It is a festival set in memory of the great poet Qu Yuan.
Today, we went to grandma"s house for the Dragon Boat Festival. Before we got to the door, we smelled a pungent smell. It turned out that grandma was making fried cakes. I couldn"t help but pick up one and put it in my mouth. Ah! It"s delicious and crispy. My mother said that only in the annual Dragon Boat Festival can I eat this crisp and delicious cake.
After a while, I saw my grandmother bring some grass and insert it on the door. I asked my grandmother strangely, "what"s this?"
My grandmother told me: "this is wormwood and Acorus calamus. Every household should insert it on the door during the Dragon Boat Festival, because their stems and leaves can produce strange fragrance, which can repel mosquitoes, flies, insects and ants, as well as evil spirits, that is, they can drive out bad things." I was surprised: it turned out that this grass has so many effects!
During lunch, I found that there were eel and yellow croaker on the table. My mother told me: "on the Dragon Boat Festival, we should eat five yellows: Eel, yellow croaker, cucumber, salted egg yolk and realgar wine. Sprinkling realgar wine indoors can disinfect and sterilize. Drinking it is also very beneficial to people"s health."
Today, there are not only many delicious food, but also let me learn a lot of knowledge. I really enjoyed this Dragon Boat Festival!
Looking forward to the stars, looking forward to the moon, and finally looking forward to the Dragon Boat Festival. Ha ha, it"s not the Dragon Boat Festival. It"s the week before the Dragon Boat Festival. Today we have experienced many customs of the Dragon Boat Festival, among which my favorite is making zongzi.
After we got to the designated position first, we were about to start making zongzi, but the team leader teacher just didn"t appreciate it and asked us to see the demonstration first and then make zongzi. We had to go through the demonstration.
However, the demonstration was not long, but an aunt crossed the two Zongye and pulled up the long place, put some glutinous rice, streaky pork and egg yolk, and finally wrapped it with a rope. After reading it, the students said it was too simple!
We"re going to start making zongzi. I first cross the zongzi leaves and then fold them to turn them into a "funnel"。 Then I put some glutinous rice, followed by streaky pork and egg yolk. However, I accidentally dropped some glutinous rice in this step. I"m anxious like an ant on a hot pot, but I still add some glutinous rice and peeled mung beans. Finally, I wrap the leaves tightly and tie them tightly with a rope, but they become small on the top, The big shape below is like a blessing bag. I looked at the "masterpiece" of my bag and laughed.
We also experienced kite flying and other customs. At the same time, I also learned many customs of the Dragon Boat Festival. I like the Dragon Boat Festival.