Dragon Boat Festival in NIHON

The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival is a folk festival that integrates worshiping gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and warding off evil spirits, celebrating entertainment and eating.

In Chinese traditional culture, the Dragon Boat Festival is often associated with Qu Yuan, dragon boat, etc. It symbolizes loyalty to the motherland, reflects the people’s recognition of Qu Yuan’s unswerving patriotic feelings, and has a profound meaning of cultivating the “Chinese spirit”.

The Dragon Boat Festival is also an ancient anti-epidemic festival, which traces its roots back to its origin. Its original intention is to remind the world to exorcise poison, avoid evil and prevent epidemics, and protect life. Therefore, during the Dragon Boat Festival, people will say good health to each other!