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Today is Chinese traditional Dragon Boat Festival, For thousands of years, the Festival has been marked by eating zong zi(glutinous rice wrapped by the leaves) and racing dragon boats.
racing dragon boats
The festival has many legends, but the most famous one is to commemorate a famous Chinese poet Qu yuan, Qu yuan was a loyal, upright man, but the emperor in his country believed other's rumor and dismissed his position and he was send into exil. During his exil, he create a masterpiece, The Songs of South, which maintain a great literary value.
In 278BC, his country was carved by the Chu state, Qu yuan was extremly sad about his motherland to be invaded. So, he jumped into Miluo River with a stone on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, many fisherman who lived near the river tried their best to save him, but they unable to find him, they felt very sorry as they known qu yuan was a good man. Finally, they decided to throw rice into the river to feed the fish, it is said that if marine animal was full, his body wounldn't be harmed. Later, people came up with the leave to wrap rice, and the 5th day of the 5th month was becoming a traditional festival to commemorate the patriotic poet, Qu yuan.
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