The Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Duanwu Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese calendar. For thousands of years, the festival has been marked by eating zong zi (glutinous rice（糯米）wrapped to form a pyramid using bamboo or reed leaves) and racing dragon boats. 后面是补充的，给你做参考 The festival is best known for its dragon-boat races, especially in the southern provinces where there are many rivers and lakes. This regatta（赛舟会）commemorates the death of Qu Yuan , an honest minister who is said to have committed suicide by drowning himself in a river. Qu was a minister of the State of Chu situated in present-day Hunan and Hubei provinces, during the Warring States Period (475-221BC)（战国时期）. He was upright, loyal and highly esteemed for his wise counsel that brought peace and prosperity to the state. However, when a dishonest and corrupt prince vilified Qu, he was disgraced and dismissed from office. Realizing that the country was now in the hands of evil and corrupt officials, Qu grabbed a large stone and leapt into the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth month. Nearby fishermen rushed over to try and save him but were unable to even recover his body. Thereafter, the state declined and was eventually conquered by the State of Qin. The people of Chu who mourned the death of Qu threw rice into the river to feed his ghost every year on the fifth day of the fifth month. But one year, the spirit of Qu appeared and told the mourners that a huge reptile（爬行动物）in the river had stolen the rice. The spirit then advised them to wrap the rice in silk and bind it with five different-colored threads before tossing it into the river. During the Duanwu Festival, a glutinous rice pudding called zong zi is eaten to symbolize the rice offerings to Qu. Ingredients such as beans, lotus seeds（莲子）， chestnuts（栗子）， pork fat and the golden yolk of a salted duck egg are often added to the glutinous rice. The pudding is then wrapped with bamboo leaves, bound with a kind of raffia and boiled in salt water for hours. The dragon-boat races symbolize the many attempts to rescue and recover Qu's body. A typical dragon boat ranges from 50-100 feet in length, with a beam of about 5.5 feet, accommodating two paddlers seated side by side. A wooden dragon head is attached at the bow, and a dragon tail at the stern（船尾）. A banner hoisted on a pole is also fastened at the stern and the hull is decorated with red, green and blue scales edged in gold. In the center of the boat is a canopied shrine behind which the drummers, gong（铜锣）beaters and cymbal（铙钹）players are seated to set the pace for the paddlers. There are also men positioned at the bow to set off firecrackers, toss rice into the water and pretend to be looking for Qu. All of the noise and pageantry creates an atmosphere of gaiety and excitement for the participants and spectators alike. The races are held among different clans, villages and organizations, and the winners are awarded medals, banners, jugs of wine and festive meals.。
Qu Yuan was bron about 2 throunand years age in China He love his country very much .One day ,the king died and new kind did not listen to him.The country was in danger .Qu Yuan was very sad .He jump into the river and died .Today, people eat rice dumplings and have dragon boat races to remember him at that day every year.。
The Dragon Boat Festival originated in china. It is the Chinese people to commemorate Qu Yuan's traditional festival. In the Dragon Boat Festival, people usually eatzongzi, drinking realgar wine, hanging calamus, wormwood,Artemisia argyi, smoked herb, dahurian angelica root,dragon boat race. While the dumplings with different shapes and tastes, popular. I like the Dragon Boat festival.。
The Dragon Boat Festival （端午节）is a lunar holiday, occurring on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with the longest history. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by boat races in the shape of dragons. Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat racing to reach the finish end first. 农历的五月初五是端午节。
Dragon Boat Festival, often known as Tuen Ng Festival or Duan Wu Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar.
龙舟节，又名为端午节 是中国的一个传统节日， 他在农历第五个月份的第五天。
Dragon Boat festival memorializes the Chinese poet Qu Yuan.
He committed suicide by drowning himself in a river because he was disgusted by the corruption of the Chu government.
People sat on dragon boats, and tried to scare the fishes away by the thundering sound of drums.
Hence, toady we sail the dragon boats to celebrate this festival.
Also, people eat zongzi (the food originally intended to feed the fishes) in memory of Qu's dramatic death.
Brief Introduction to Dragon Boat Festival Officially falling on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, the Dragon Boat Festival is also known as Double Fifth Day. While many stories regarding its origin abound, the most popular and widely accepted version regards Qu Yuan, a minister during the Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC) Legend of the Dragon Boat Festival's Origin At the end of the Zhou Dynasty, the area we now know as China had fallen into a state of fragmentation and conflict. While the Zhou dynasty had ruled for several centuries, several other states, originally feudal domains, tried to carve out their own kingdoms. The state of Qin would eventually emerge the victor and unify all of China under one rule for the first time in history. Qu Yuan served as minister to the Zhou Emperor. A wise and articulate man, he was loved by the common people. He did much to fight against the rampant corruption that plagued the court-- thereby earning the envy and fear of other officials. Therefore, when he urged the emperor to avoid conflict with the Qin Kingdom, the officials pressured the Emperor to have him removed from service. In exile, he traveled, taught and wrote for several years. Hearing that the Zhou had been defeated by the Qin, he fell into despair and threw himself into the Milou River. His last poem reads: Many a heavy sigh I have in my despair, Grieving that I was born in such an unlucky time. I yoked a team of jade dragons to a phoenix chariot, And waited for the wind to come, to sour up on my journey As he was so loved by the people, fishermen rushed out in long boats, beating drums to scare the fish away, and throwing zong zi into the water to feed braver fish so that they would not eat Qu Yuan's body. The Modern Dragon Boat Festival started from that time to this day, people commemorated Qu Yuan through Dragon Boat Races, eating zong zi, and several other activities, on the anniversary of his death: the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Dragon Boat races are the most exciting part of the festival, drawing crowds of spectators. Dragon Boats are generally brightly painted and decorated canoes. Ranging anywhere from 40 to 100 feet in length, their heads are shaped like open-mouthed dragons, while the sterns end with a scaly tail. Depending on the length, up to 80 rowers can power the boat. A drummer and flag-catcher stand at the front of the boat. Before a dragon boat enters competition, it must be "brought to life" by painting the eyes in a sacred ceremony. Races can have any number of boats competing, with the winner being the first team to grab a flag at the end of the course. Annual races take place all over China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and other overseas Chinese communities. Zong Zi The traditional food for the Dragon Boat Festival, Zong zi is a glutinous rice ball, with a filling, wrapped in corn leaves. The fillings can be egg, beans, dates, fruits, sweet potato, walnuts, mushrooms, meat, or a combination of them. They are generally steamed. Talisman and Charms Another aspect of the Double Fifth Day is the timing: at the beginning of summer, when diseases are likely to strike, people also wear talisman to fend off evil spirits. They may hang the picture of Zhong Kui, guardian against evil spirits, on the door of their homes, as well. Adults may drink Xiong Huang Wine, and children carry fragrant silk pouches, all of which can prevent evil. It is said that if you can balance a raw egg on its end at exactly noon on Double Fifth Day, the rest of the year will be lucky.。
Dragon Boat Festival is China's traditional festivals. Dragon Boat Festival is the fifth day of Lunar New Year in May that day. In the Dragon Boat Festival, we can eat dumplings, especially in the southern rivers, lakes and more places where people through dragon-boat racing to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is to commemorate the great poet Qu Yuan in ancient China born, and it symbolizes family reunion. 端午节是我国的传统节日。
Dragon Boat Festival is my favourite festival.During the holiday of Dragon Boat Festival,I got together with my family to have a big meal.We ofen ate the zongzi.It tasted very nice.And we saw the Dragon Boat Races.I felt excited because the race was bustling with noise and excitement.At Dragon Boat Festival,we also drank realgar wine.Some people thought drank realgar wine can protect themselves from illness.Dragon Boat Festival was interesting and I like it very much.端午节是我最喜欢的节日.假日期间的端午节，我和我的家人聚在一起会有一顿大餐.我们常常吃粽子.味道很好.而且我们看到的龙舟比赛.我感到很激动，因为这场比赛是熙熙攘攘的噪声和刺激.在端午节，我们也喝雄黄酒.有些人认为可以喝雄黄酒保护自己免于生病.端午节是有趣的，我很喜欢它.只供参考.。
memorated today during the Dragon Boat Festival. 端午节的由来 端午节，又称为五五节，因为端午节是在农历的五月五日，是三个重要的中国节庆之一，其他两个分别是中秋节和农历新年。
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- memorated today during the Dragon Boat Festival. 端午节的由来 端午节，又称为五五节，因为端午节是在农历的五月五日，是三个重要的中国节庆之一，其它两个分别是中秋节和农历新年。 这个节日的由来是古代中国有一位博学多闻的官吏屈原，他是一位爱民而且又受到尊崇的官吏，但是由于一位充满嫉妒的官吏陷害，从此在朝廷中被皇帝所冷落。
即使他们当时并没有找到屈原，但是他们的行为，直到今天在端午节的时候，仍然被人们传颂纪念着。 Dragon Boat Festival/Vocabulary dragon boat 龙舟（名词） That dragon boat is very colorful. 那艘龙舟非常鲜艳。
Festival 节庆（名词） In Taiwan, people celebrate many different festivals. 在台湾，人们庆祝许多不同的节庆。 Lunar calendar 农历 The lunar calendar is different from the calendar used in the west. 农历和西方所用的历法不一样。
scholarly 博学多闻的（形容词） Our professor is very scholarly. 我们的教授非常博学多闻。 government 政府（名词） I think our government needs some reforms. 我想我们的政府需要一些改革。
official 公务员（名词） That official helped me to get my visa. 那位公务员协助我取得签证。 respected 受敬重的（形容词） The woman is very respected because of her abilities. 那位女性因为能力而受到敬重。
misdeed 罪行，不当的行为（名词） His misdeeds brought him bad fortune. 他不当的行为造成他悲惨的命运。 jealous 嫉妒（形容词） My girlfriend is jealous of my female friends. 我的女朋友总是嫉妒我其它的女性朋友。
rival 对手（名词） His rivals are trying to defeat him. 他的对手尝试击败他。 disfavor 不赞成、反对（动词） Most people 。