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Stories of Folk Customs: The Story Behind the Dragon Boat Festival

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Author: Zhao Zhenwan;
Language: Chinese, English
Format: 22.4 x 22.4 x 0.4 cm
Page: 22
Publication Date: 01/2015
ISBN: 9787510452475,7510452473
Publisher: New World Press
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The Story Behind the Dragon Boat Festival is the third volume of Chinese folk stories. It tells that: because of the Qins invasion and incompetence of the King of the Chu, Qu Yuan intended to serve his country but failed to find a way; he became desperate about the reality and showed high ideals with his committing suicide. On May 5 of the lunar calendar (which was a traditional festival back then in the Chu state), Qu Yuan went to riverside of Guluo River where he was exiled and threw himself into the water with a huge stone in his arms. This day was established as Dragon Boat Festival by the later generations, when people commemorate Qu Yuan by holding dragon boat races, eating zongzi, hanging mugwort leaves on the door, and drinking realgar liquor.

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这时,屈原已是六十二岁的老人了,度过了二十多年的流浪生活,他对楚国的前途已感到绝望,就在这一年阴历五月初五的黎明,他怀抱一块大石头,跳进了滔滔的汨罗江中。
屈原投江的消息传出后,楚国的百姓十分悲痛。男女老幼,纷纷划船,从四面八方赶来打捞屈原的尸体。
Then, Qu Yuan is 62 years old, spent more than 20 years of wandering life, his future in the state of Chu was desperate, in this year lunar calendar in May fifth day of the fifth month of dawn, his arms a block of stone into the surging of the Miluo River.
Qu Yuan River after the news, Chu people very sad.Their boat, fishing men and women,old and young, came from Qu Yuan's body from all sides.

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