The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival

May 11, 2016 7:11am CST
The Dragon Boat Festival next month 9th,and I ‘m looking forward to its arrival,because I will have a break for three days.Now I want to tell a story about the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is a tradition ancient festival that starded in the spring and autumn period and the warring states period of china,has been 2000 years of history. Qu yuan is the spring and autumn period and the warring states period king huai's secretary.He advocated appointing people according to their political integrity and ability,making the country rich and its military force efficient,supporting joint qi to resist qin,but encountered opposition from noble.Thus Qu yuan lost his position and was driven out of capital.In exile, Qu yuan wrote "Lisao","Tian wen","nine songs"and other immortal poems that caring for the fate of his nation in his sad and argry state mind.His works has unique style and far-reaching influence(and Thus,The Dragon Boat Festival is also known as the poet).In 278 BC.The army of qin broke through the capital of chu,Qu yuan saw their country was invaded and had a feeling that the iron enters into his soul.But he couldn't bear to part with his motherland from begining to end.In the lunar may 5,after the carrying sand that the final work of Qu yuan was completed,He jumpde the miluo river.In his own life wrote a song of magnificent prtriotic movement. The chu people what is the reaction to the death of Qu yuan and The Dragon Boat Festival customs of next time write again.Thank you all.
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@MALUSE (49839)
• Germany
11 May 16
Please space your text to make it more readable. Not only members with glasses will be grateful.
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• Austin, Texas
13 May 16
Welcome to myLot and thanks for sharing this interesting piece of history.
@akalinus (25855)
• United States
11 May 16
I would like to hear more about the festival itself. Please try to leave some white space between the paragraphs. It is hard to read blocks of print.
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