Festival de bateaux-dragon

Did you have any idea that dragons and boats could be a part of the same holiday? Me neither.

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan). The festival is held on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

On this holiday people eat and cast a lot of rice, arrange races in dragon-shaped-and-painted boats, drink a lot of wine and wear perfumed medicine bags.

You see, this holiday marks the beginning of boiling hot summer. This season is believed to be very dangerous in terms of well-being. Thus, celebrating this holiday and performing some particular activities, you prevent disease, evil, and promote a healthy lifestyle. Next time you get sick — make sure that you really went rowing in a dragon paddle boat with your friends. Maybe you forgot to paint the eyes of the animal before start? It's also one of the essential rituals.

Another ritual that you need to follow — copying and pasting Dragon Boat Festival emoji and symbols to your social media. Enjoy the festival 🐲