On behalf of Red Lantern Fireworks, we would like to wish you a happy and healthy Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanwu Festival, is one of the most important traditional festivals in China, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month each year.
The Dragon Boat Festival has a long history and rich cultural meaning in China. It is believed that the festival originated from commemorating the ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in the Miluo River over 2,000 years ago as a protest against the corruption of the government. To prevent fish and other creatures from eating his body, people threw zongzi (sticky rice dumplings) into the river and rowed dragon boats to scare them away. This is why we still eat zongzi and hold dragon boat races during the festival today.
Apart from commemorating Qu Yuan, the Dragon Boat Festival is also a time for family reunions, showing respect for our ancestors, and praying for good luck and health. It is a great opportunity for us to cherish our culture and traditions, and also to share them with people from all over the world.
Once again, Happy Dragon Boat Festival!