The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday.
The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday that takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, which usually falls in June. It is celebrated to commemorate the famous ancient poet Qu Yuan and to ward off evil spirits and diseases.
During the Dragon Boat Festival, various activities are carried out. The most popular one is the dragon boat races, where teams of rowers paddle in long narrow boats decorated like dragons. These races are not only exciting to watch but also symbolize the search for Qu Yuan's body in the river.
Another important aspect of the festival is the consumption of zongzi, which are sticky rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves. Zongzi can be filled with different ingredients such as beans, nuts, or meat, and they are steamed or boiled for several hours. Eating zongzi during this festival is believed to protect against evil spirits.
Additionally, people hang up pouches of herbs and medicinal plants, called xiong huang, on their doors to drive away diseases. Some regions also engage in other customs, such as wearing colorful silk threads or pouches to ward off evil spirits, and making and wearing medicinal sachets.
In this Dragon Boat Festival,Acepack company carried out the Dragon Boat Festival consolation activities, and boxes of jujube dumplings were sent to every employee with the company's deep love and holiday blessings.