From 2020-06-25 to 2020-06-27, we will have a three days holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival.
The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Chongwu Festival, Dragon Festival, Zhengyang Festival, Tianzhong Festival and so on, is a traditional Chinese folk festival on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Dragon Boat Festival originated from the worship of celestial phenomena and evolved from the worship of dragons in ancient times. At the Dragon Boat Festival in midsummer, the seven nights of Canglong fly to the South sky, which is the day of dragon flying. That is to say, "flying dragon is in the sky", as the fifth chapter of the book of changes, qiangua said. Dragon Star in Dragon Boat Festival is like a good luck. The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival covers the ancient astrological culture, human philosophy and other aspects, which contains profound and rich cultural connotation; in the inheritance and development of a variety of folk customs, the festival is rich in content. Picking dragon boats and eating zongzi are two major customs of the Dragon Boat Festival. These two customs have been passed down in China since ancient times, and they have been kept up to now.
Dragon Boat Festival, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival and Mid Autumn Festival are also called the four traditional festivals in China. Dragon boat culture has a wide influence in the world. Some countries and regions in the world also have activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. In May 2006, the State Council listed it in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list; since 2008, it has been listed as a national legal holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved its inclusion in the list of representative works of intangible cultural heritage of mankind. Dragon Boat Festival became the first festival in China to be listed in the world intangible cultural heritage.