0872827 Dragon Boat Festival


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0872827 Dragon Boat Festival

  1. 1. Dragon boat festival <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival occurs on May the fifth in lunar calendar. People do not only set up the canoe race, but also eat Zongzi and dumplings. It is one of the most traditional festivals in China. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Food Activity Origin Significance
  2. 2. What are you going to eat during Dragon boat festival? ZongZi47% Dumpling 28% Noodles 14% Others 11% <ul><li>A very popular dish during the Dragon Boat Festival is Zong Zi. This tasty dish consists of rice dumplings with meat, peanut, egg yolk, or other fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves. The tradition of ZongZi is meant to remind us of the village fishermen scattering rice across the water of the Mi Low river in order to appease the river dragons so that they would not devour Qu Yuan. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Dragon boat race <ul><li>Dragon boat race is a really popular activity during Dragon Boat Festival. People like this activity because taking this challenge can improve yourself by making you happier and have more confidence than before </li></ul>click here to see more information
  4. 6. ORIGIN <ul><li>Dragon boat festival began in the Spring and Autumn period in Chinese history. It has been last for more than 2000 years. There are many saying about the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival. However, according to the book “Test the Dragon Boat Festival”, Qu Yuan’s patriotism and his moving poem, has been widely known. Qu yuan was a figure of an unyielding and intelligent person. He always thought about the benefits of his own country. He even did not follow the command of Chuhuai Wang who was the minister of the Spring and Autumn Period. The reason for it was that Qu Yuan’s position was all about how to control his country better. He would never do things which he thought were bad for his country.Qu Yuan angered the minister and was banished to a poor place. In 278 BC, the Qu Chu Kyoto disappeared. Qu Yuan could not face this fact. He killed himself by jumping into a river on the May 5, he used his death wrote a glorious patriotic movement. People at that time do not want fishes to eat his body, so some people throw rice balls (Zong Zi) to the river in order to salvage his body. </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>A drying flower, a dying world </li></ul><ul><li>World without heart, </li></ul><ul><li>as I without soul. </li></ul><ul><li>People are separating, </li></ul><ul><li>my soul is disappearing. </li></ul><ul><li>I rather to give up my body </li></ul><ul><li>But do not , </li></ul><ul><li>wanna watch this dying country . </li></ul>
  6. 8. Do you like traditional festival?( in Beijing) age attitude This graph shows that people of different age have different attitude towards traditional festival. 2 % 13 % 42% 59 % 7 % None of my business 2 % 7 % 33% 17 % 1 % No 96% 80 % 35 % 24 % 92% Yes >60 45-60 25-45 15-25 <15
  7. 9. Why people like Dragon Boat Festival? <ul><li>Some kids like it because they can have delicious food. </li></ul><ul><li>Some teenagers like it because they think dragon boat race is very interesting </li></ul><ul><li>However most of people like this festival because they like the spirit of Qu Yuan. Every time when they are eatting Zongzi, they will think about this patriot and his great spirit. His story is even written to the textbooks for every student to know and learn. Let us remember this great hero! </li></ul>
  8. 10. Traditional festivals <ul><li>Many Chinese festivals are supported by a great story. People like celebrating them because they have a good hope for the future life. Other examples of Chinese traditional festivals are Spring Festival, Pure Brightness and so on. Festivals are not only one part of a country, but also a witness of history. </li></ul>