Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanyang Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Chongwu Festival, Tianzhong Festival, etc., is a folk festival that integrates worshiping gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and warding off evil spirits, celebrating entertainment and eating. The Dragon Boat Festival originated from the worship of natural celestial phenomena and evolved from the sacrifice of dragons in ancient times.
The word “Duan” has the meaning of “initial”, so “Duanwu” is “the fifth day”. According to the calendar, May is the “noon” month, so “Duanwu” gradually became “Dragon Boat Festival”.
The customs of the Dragon Boat Festival are rich in content, and there are differences in the content or details of customs due to different regional cultures across the country. These festivals and customs revolve around the forms of offering sacrifices to dragons, praying for blessings, and warding off disasters. Traditional festival ceremonies and related customs activities are important elements of festival elements. During the Dragon Boat Festival, various traditional folk activities are performed, which can not only enrich the spiritual and cultural life of the masses, but also inherit and carry forward traditional culture well.
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