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Google Doodle celebrates the annual Dragon Boat Festival 2022



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The present Google Doodle celebrates the annual Dragon Boat Festival, otherwise called Duanwu Jie on June 3, 2022. The celebration generally happens on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. This year, June 3rd denotes the day when individuals across Asia accumulate to watch dragon-shaped boats race along river banks and lakes.

The Dragon Boat Festival holiday started over 2,000 years ago in China to remember a beloved poet named Qu Yuan. At the point when the Chu State was defeated in 278 B.C., Qu Yuan suffocated himself in the Miluo River as the last act of loyalty to the King of Chu. As legend has it, locals boarded their boats and threw rice dumplings in the water to get fish far from the body of the poet.

The fifth lunar month is likewise thought to be a “poisonous” month in Chinese agriculture since summer is the high season for insects and pests. That is the reason traditional Duanwu Jie customs include hanging mugwort leaves and herbs on doors and windows to repel insects.

Today, the Dragon Boat Festival celebration’s most famous tradition is, obviously, the interesting dragon boat race. The boats seat a team of up to 90, which incorporates a drummer for morale and speed setting. Local people frequently watch the race while drinking realgar wine and eating zongi, a tacky rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves.

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