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Dragon Boat Festival Presentation

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Evan Lee

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Food Origins The Dragon Boat Festival Customs and Traditions The chinese has many traditions during the Dragon Festival, such as:
-eating Zongzi
-watching the Dragon Boat Races
-placing leaves in front of doors to prevent evil and insects
-wearing perfume pouches (sachets)
-wearing five-color silk thread to prevent disease
-drink realgor wine
-flying kites to fly disaster away
-wives give parent-in- law gifts of socks and food
-attempt to drive away diseases
- getting water from well is a taboo
-beat drums and throw zongzi into the river
-cut shapes of 5 poisonous animals from red paper to ward them away
-Stand Up Egg competition Stories Celebration - Dragon boat races are the most popular way to celebrate the Dragon Festival.
- Each boat holds up to 20 paddlers, one drummer, and one helmsman.
-There are about 28 teams
- they usually race over 200 m or 250 m, 500 m, 1000 m and 2000 m
- 500 meters is usually the standard distance for international festivals. Dragon Boat Festival Similar Holidays Sources By: Evan Lee, Christina Yue, Angela Jing, Julian Chow, and Brandon Lee - People in Shanghai make Sachets
-After the locals make them, they hand them out to their neighbors during the festival.
-The colorful fabric is filled with perfume and fumigant.
-Chinese medicine is also stuffed in the sachets
-Sachets are made into different shapes like cows and fish.
-They were used to keep insects away, but now they add color to the dragon boat festival. Zhong Zi
- There are big or small, sweet or savory, with different ingredients inside.
- One week before the festival families and stores begin preparing the ingredients for the stuffing
- In Taiwan it is very convenient to buy ready-to-eat Zhong Zi.
- Many families like making their own, especially the families who have children preparing for the once-a-year college entrance exams held after the festival. They believe it will help bring high scores.
Preparation method
1.Warm Tang Mien flour over a pot of simmering water.
2. Boil 75ml water and pour and mix with tang Mien flour, combine well. Cover and set aside.
3.Add sugar and salt with 120 ml of water in a pot. Allow water to boil until sugar has melted; set aside.
4.Add glutinous rice flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
5. Slowly add in the warm sugar syrup; mix it.
6.Add cooking oil and Tang Mien dough, and knead till smooth (count 75 times or about 90 seconds), cover and allow it to rest for 10mins.
7.Divide dough into small round ball (15g each). Cover with cloth to prevent drying.
8. Divide red bean paste into small round balls (10g each).
9.Flatten the dough and wrap red bean ball into round ball. Repeat the rest until finished.
10.Spray water on the ball and roll it on the sesame seeds.
11. Deep fry over low heat till puffed up and golden brown. Fried Cake Ball (JianDui)
It is said that the area entered its rainy season during the dragon boat festival period and rain hovers. People believed there were holes in the sky which allows rain to continue. Work need be done to fill these holes to stop the rain. Eating Jiand i is said to help mend the sky and fill the holes. Zongzi A traditional Chinese food, differs not only in shape but also in taste from one place to another across China. Zongzi is made to toss into the river to feed the soul of Qu Yuan.
How to Make Glutinous Rice and Pork Zongzi
Ingredients: bamboo leaves, streaky pork, glutinous rice, soy sauce, salt.

Wash and boil the bamboo leaves for a few minutes until soft.
Cut the streaky pork into the right shape, and add soy sauce and salt and let sit for one night to pickle the pork.
Wash the glutinous rice and flavor it with salt and soy sauce.
Fold two or three pieces of bamboo leaves into the shape of a bowl, and first fill it with glutinous rice and then add a piece of the streaky pork on top. Then, cover with a leaf, furl with the bottom leaves into a pyramidal shape, and bundle it with a grass-like piece of string.
Put the bamboo leaves into a pot and then place the wrapped Zongzi on the leaves; steam or boil for three to four hours. The proper name for Dragon Boat festival is Duan Wu Jie. Some alternative names are Double Fifth and Tuen Ng Jit. Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Lunar Calendar. This year it is on Wednesday, June 12th. http://chinesefood.about.com/od/foodfestivals/a/dragonboat.htm http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/DragonBoatFestival.htm Duan= End
Wu= Noon 5th month=bad luck month
Babies born that month give bad luck to parents There is no official origin story for this holiday, although there are many popular theories. Some believe that it originated to commemorate the great poet Qu Yuan. One other theory is that Qu Yuan committed suicide in the Miluo River in the Hunan Province and the festival was made to commemorate the day he died. Another popular theory is that Duan Wu Jie is just a taboo holiday because it is on the fifth day of the fifth month. (Five is an unlucky number in Chinese.) Dragon Boat Festival or Duan1 Wu3 Jie2 is an official Chinese holiday Blue represents Duan1 Wu3 Jie2 http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/dec97/holiday/boatz.html
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/china/dragon-boat-festival Dragon Boat Festival is also celebrated in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore 1. Commemorates the death of poet Qu Yuan from the ancient state of Chu.
The king decided to ally with the powerful state of Qin and Qu Yuan was banished while trying to persuade him not to.
He was accused of treason and was exiled. Twenty-eight years later, the Qin state conquered the capital of Chu. As a result on the on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in 278 B.C., he committed suicide by grasping a large rock and throwing himself into the Miluo River.
The local townspeople began throwing rice on the water as a sacrifice to their dead hero, and to nourish his spirit. One night, the image of Qu Yuan appeared to one of the fisherman in a dream. In the dream, the poet revealed that the fish were eating the rice and he asked for the rice to be wrapped in silk in order to protect it.
In another version, the rice was meant for the fish in order to prevent them from eating Qu Yuan's body. 2. Traditionally, the fifth lunar month is supposed to be dangerous, because the forces of ying and yang are out of balance.
One theory, is that dragon boat racing began as a way of paying respects to the God of Water so that the farmers would have healthy crops. Also, during that month, people would also hang calamus and moxa on their front doors in order to ward off evil spirits. 3. Another legend surrounding the origin of the dragon boat festival is about a man who was born on this unlucky day. This man, Tian Wen, survived murder attempts and banishment by his father and eventually became the Prime Minister of a Chinese state. Determined that no other person should suffer similar mistreatment, he ordered that the fifth day of the fifth lunar month be considered a regular day. 端午节 端午节 端午節 端午節 端午節 端午節 端午節 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/The-Legends-Behind-the-Dragon-Boat-Festival.html Yukka Nu Hii

The Yukka Nu Hii is an annual Ryukyuan festival which takes place on the Ryukyu Island and centers around the traditional haarii dragon boat races. It is held on the 4th day of the 4th month. The haarii races are used to give thanks to the sea and agriculture gods and asking for their help in the future. Dia de los Pueblos Originarios (Day of the Native Peoples)

It is a Bolivian holiday and is celebrated in the Province of Iturralde in the department of La Paz. It is celebrated on the 2nd of August. It commemorates the death of the Quechua poet Juan Huallparimachi on August 2nd 1815 as he fought for his country. In the Dragon Boat Festival, the poet, Qu Yuan, also died for his country, as the two are similarly honored. Xiong Huang Wine
- This is a type of wine people drink on this holiday
-It is made up of the herb Xiong Huang and rice wine.
-They drink it to kill germs, relieve swelling, and
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