China celebrated the traditional Dragon Boat Festival on Friday, commemorated annually on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival, also called Duanwu Festival, through which the Chinese people expressed their love for their country.
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According to Shao Fengli, an associate professor at Liaoning University, “there are many versions regarding the origin of the festival, and the most influential is related to Qu Yuan.” He pointed out that this festival manifests the Chinese people’s love for the poet and patriotism which remains the backbone of Chinese culture.
The lines: “The road ahead is long and has no end, but high and low I will seek with my unyielding will” by poet Qu Yuan is still widespread, as he is well known for his patriotism and contributions to classical music. verse. “The spirit of patriotism is deeply ingrained in the blood of all Chinese people and has become an important spiritual symbol of the nation,” Shao added.
The story of the festival came in the storyline of local people rowing down the Miluo River in search of Qu Yuan’s body, as he was drowning, and many boats could be seen on the river. Head of Qu Yuan Memorial Hall in Miluo City, central China’s Hunan Province, Luo Haobo, said the dragon boat races have thus become one of the most important Chinese festivals.
According to the head of a dragon boat manufacturing factory in the city, Gao Hu, the total number of dragon boats ordered this year was more than 100. He said a customer from Anhui province , in eastern China, had ordered a 30-meter-long traditional dragon boat. that more than 60 people could row.
Beijing plans to celebrate more than 240 cultural activities online during this year’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday, June 3-5. people.”