Duanwu Festival is other wise known as DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL is a traditional holiday originate from china.In 1940 it was officially announced as holiday for china.This may festival is celebrated in many countries like Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia.Usually this festival occurs at 5th day of 5th month of lunar calender.DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IS MAINLY FOCUSED ON THERE PARTS 1. ZONGZI 2. REAL GAR WINE 3.DRAGON BOATS.
WHY PEOPLES CELEBRATE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL:
The festival is mainly for the commemorates the death of POET named QU YUAN .This Chinese poet who is lived in warring state period(termed IRON AGE 476 BC OR 453 BC) in ancient china his famous poems are CHUCI AND SHI JLING are the famous collection of poet.
FAMOUS THINGS AT THE FESTIVAL:
Its a traditional food for Chinese made of special type of rice GLUTINOUS RICE this rice are sticky during cooking .This type of rice is boiling or steaming
2. REAL GAR WINE
Ancient Chinese who used real gar wine mainly was an antidotes for poison. Mainly they believed that to drink the wine to free from evil spirits and insects.During dragon festival time they drink the wine
3. RACING DRAGON BOATS:
The famous boat is driven only by humans.This things are mainly see at pearl river delta.During the competition boat is decorated head and tail with dragon usually peoples who painted white,yellow,black boat may be 20-40 meters long .Before the stating of festival they worship the DRAGON KING