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Duanwu Festival–not only Quyuan, dragon boat and Zongzi

2015-June-17       Source: Newsgd.com

The Duanwu Festival (also known as “Dragon Boat Festival”) is one of the most conventional festivals in China and has been celebrated for thousands of years. But what lies behind the festival’s long history?

However, he was continually slandered by politicians hoping to blacken his name in the court and ultimately he was exiled by the king. Without Qu’s guidance however the state was soon invaded by a neighboring dynasty. Upon hearing this news, Qu Yuan threw himself into the Miluo River.

但是,他不断受到反对派政客的排挤并最终遭到楚王放逐。没有了屈原的辅佐,出国最终遭到邻国(秦国)的侵略。当听到这个消息后,屈原自沉于汨罗江。

Legend has it that people living near the river used dragon boats to try to search for and rescue his body, albeit unsuccessfully. They also threw rice balls into the water to ensure the fish didn’t eat him. Eating wrapped up pieces of sticky rice is a tradition that has been kept alive today in the form of Zongzi. Coupled with the dragon boat races around the country the day of Qu Yuan’s suicide has become the Duanwu Festival.

传说当时附近的居民乘着龙舟去寻找屈原的尸体,但是失败了。他们也尝试扔米团到江里以防鱼吃掉了他的尸体,这也成为了粽子的起源并传承至今。与划龙舟一道,举国纪念屈原自尽便逐渐演变成了今天的端午节。

However, it might not be completely accurate to attribute the origin of the festival to solely to Qu Yuan’s suicide. Records show that even before this people marked the day.

但是,把端午节的起源完全归因于屈原也许并不准确。根据历史记载,在屈原之前,人们已经在过端午了。

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Editor: Monica Liu

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