There are many traditional festivals in China, such as Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and Spring Festival. Today is the Dragon Boat Festival.
Dragon Boat Festival comes from Quyuan＇s story: the patriotic poet Quyuan came up with a good idea to enrich the country and strengthen the people, but was not adopted by the king, but was expelled from the palace. He was so sad that he jumped down the Miluo River. Local residents knew that Quyuan was a good official and rowed boats to scatter rice from bamboo barrels down the Miluo River. Later, people made rice with bamboo barrels into zongzi and turned boating into dragon boat racing to commemorate Quyuan.
The traditional custom of the Dragon Boat Festival is to eat zongzi. Mother told me: before wrapping dumplings, we should make preparations, boil reed leaves in water, wash the prepared glutinous rice and jujube separately, and the preparations will be ready. When the leaves of reed are cool, they begin to wrap zongzi. First, take three leaves, put two leaves in the middle, one in the opposite direction, and fold them in the middle. http://m.wendangku.net/doc/e8587eb4c3c708a1284ac850ad02de80d4d806f0.html Then roll the three leaves into a round pheasant shape. Then put glutinous rice in the middle, with a few dates in the middle. Finally, tie the leaves with thread, and wrap up a zongzi. According to my mother＇s method, I wrapped dumplings fat and big, like an old
Buddha sleeping. After I wrap the dumplings, steam them in a pressure cooker for forty minutes, and then put them in a pressure cooker for three or four hours to make them tasty, then you can eat them! Although the raw materials of the dumplings I wrap are extremely simple, the dumplings I wrap are appetizing and make people feel delicious. As soon as I smell them, my appetite will be aroused. 。
Dragon Boat Festival also has an indispensable activity - Dragon boating. On the broad lake, there are 34 dragon boats, more than a dozen people struggling to paddle, one person sitting on a dragon＇s head to beat gongs, one person sitting in a boat to beat drums, and all the people shouting “one, two” and “one, two”, whose position can be comparable to the stormy waves. The people on the shore were still cheering for their favorite dragon boat in the hot sunshine. Looking at the river, several dragon boats like a fierce
axe have already raced you to death. The crowd picked up their cameras and quickly took pictures of the spectacular scenes.
Eating zongzi and dragon boat racing are two traditional customs that jointly weave a lively Dragon Boat Festival.