Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanyang Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Double Festival, Double Five festival, day in the fifth day of the annual lunar calendar, is a collection of worship, pray for evil spirits, celebrating entertainment and food as one of the folk festival. The Dragon Boat Festival originated from the worship of natural sky and evolved from the worship of dragons in ancient times. In the middle of the summer Dragon Boat Festival, Canglong seven nights soar to the center of due South, in the most "right" position throughout the year, just as the fifth line of the Book of Changes · Qiangua: "Flying dragon in the day." Dragon Boat Festival is the auspicious day of "flying dragon in the sky", the dragon and dragon boat culture has always been throughout the history of the Dragon Boat Festival.
The Dragon Boat Festival is popular in China and the Chinese culture circle of the traditional cultural festival, the legend of Chu poet Qu Yuan in the Warring States period in the fifth day of the fifth Miluo River to commit suicide, descendants will also be the Dragon Boat Festival as a memorial to Qu Yuan festival; There are also statements in memory of Wu Zixu, Cao E and Jie Zitui. The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival covers the ancient astrological culture, humanistic philosophy and other aspects of content, contains profound and rich cultural connotation, in the inheritance and development of a variety of folk customs as a whole, due to different regional cultures and there are differences in the content or details of customs.
The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the four traditional Chinese festivals, along with the Spring Festival, Qingming Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. Dragon Boat Festival culture has a wide influence in the world, and some countries and regions in the world also have activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. In May 2006, The State Council included it in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list; Since 2008, it has been listed as a national holiday. In September 2009, UNESCO officially approved its inclusion in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and the Dragon Boat Festival became the first Chinese festival to be included in the World Intangible Cultural Heritage.