Doan Ngo Festival around the world will take place interesting activities, enjoy what foods and kill insects like in our country?
Lunar New Year can be understood as “the hottest day of the year” or “the opening day of the hottest day of the year”. The biggest meaning and activity that usually takes place on the Dragon Boat Festival in Vietnam (on June 14 of the solar calendar) is the Tet holiday to kill insects by worshiping and eating some special dishes. So what’s different about the Dragon Boat Festival in the world in Vietnam? Travel to China, Korea, and Japan to learn more about this great holiday in their countries.
Dragon Boat Festival in China
Start of the Dragon Boat Festival in the world with China. On May 5 (Chongwu New Year – two repeated 5s) in the lunar calendar in China is solemnly celebrated. This is believed to originate from the commemoration of Qu Nguyen – a poet and patriotic general.
Dragon Boat racing
Because of being harmed by evil spirits, Khuat Nguyen committed suicide on the Mi La River more than 2000 years ago. Therefore, people rowed to rescue, trying to find Qu Nguyen’s body. This is believed to be the origin of the annual dragon boat races.
Eat Zongzi cake (Baby cake)
When they could not find his body, they dropped sticky rice balls into the river so that the fish could eat them instead of Qu Yuan’s body. This is believed to be the origin of the zongzi (song Zi) sticky rice that is eaten on the Dragon Boat Festival in China.
Hanging leaves, carrying fragrant bags: According to the Chinese, wormwood leaves and aromatic bags have the effect of repelling insects
Drinking magnanimous wine: In addition to drinking, this wine is also used to apply to the faces and palms of children, sprinkle on the corners of the walls to kill insects.
Dragon Boat Festival in Korea and North Korea: Dano/ Surit-nal
The Dragon Boat Festival in the world is probably only different in some customs and rituals, but they are similar in solemnity. Similar to Vietnam, this is also one of the three biggest traditional holidays in this country. At Dano/Surit-nal, people will wear traditional costumes, hold fun sessions and pray for a bountiful harvest.
Popular dishes on Dragon Boat Festival in South Korea and North Korea include Suritteok cake, Yaktteok cake.
Korea has retained a number of festivals related to the holiday, one of which is the Gangneung Dano Festival.
Kodomo no hi: Dragon Boat Festival in Japan for children
“Kodomo no hi” – Children’s Day – is a great Japanese holiday celebrated every year on May 5. Unlike Vietnam, this Dragon Boat Festival is dedicated to children (previously it was only for children). boys). Kodomo no hi was designated a national holiday in 1948.
On this occasion, the Japanese will fly the carp (Koinobori) flag because the carp symbolizes healthy and intelligent boys. Inside the house, they display a statue of a boy, Kintaro riding a koi fish, wearing kabuto armor, symbolizing the wishes and hope of strong and brave children.
On this day, the Japanese make mochi wrapped in bamboo leaves. This cuisine is called kashiwa-mochi and chimaki. Kawashi Mochi are round cakes, made from glutinous rice, filled with bean paste and wrapped in oak leaves (kashi means “oak”).
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