The Dragon Boat Festival Origin

- Jun 18, 2018-

The Dragon Boat Festival origin

The Dragon Boat Festival originated in China. In the Warring States period, Chu guo Qu Yuan jumped river to death. The ruler established the Dragon Boat Festival as a festival to commemorate Qu Yuan.

The Dragon Boat Festival and the Spring Festival, Ching Ming Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival are called the four traditional Chinese folk festivals. Dragon boat festivals and eating dumplings have been active since Dragon Boat Festival. In May 2006, the State Council included it in the first national intangible cultural heritage list; in September 2009, UNESCO formally reviewed and approved the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival to be included in the world's intangible cultural heritage, becoming China’s first ever world intangible cultural heritage.