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How did Dragon Boat Festival come about? By Dragonboat Evolution
was driven to 被迫，不得不
commit suicide 自殺
stuffed rice in bamboo stems 用竹莖包米飯
Do you know how did the Dragon Boat Festival came about? Let me tell you more about the legend.
Long long time ago, there was a great poet named Qu Yuan.
He was born in a ruling family in Kingdom Chu.
Qu Yuan became the number one councilor and minister of the kingdom.
During the warring States, Qu Yuan warned King Chu about the threats from Kingdom Qin.
However, King Chu ignored Qu Yuan and some of the officials were jealous.
They took the opportunity to dismiss and exile Qu Yuan.
Qu Yuan helplessly watched his motherland decline in the hands of corrupted statesmen.
Soon enough, Kingdom Chu was defeated by Kingdom Qin.
King Chu was caught and sent into dungeon by King Qin.
Three years later, King Chu passed away in the kingdom of Qin.
Upon hearing Kingdom Chu’s defeat and King Chu’s death, Qu Yuan was driven to great despair.
On the fifth day of the fifth month, he committed suicide in the Miluo River.
The locals rushed out to the river in boats to find Qu Yuan’s body.
They threw stuffed rice in bamboo stems and eggs into the river to prevent the “Dragon” in the river and other fishes from eating Qu Yuan’s body.
A Chinese doctor poured realgar wine into the river to poison the dragon.
Eventually, a drugged dragon floated on the surface of the river.
Remains of Qu Yuan’s clothes could be seen on the dragon.
The locals eventually captured and killed the dragon.
Ever since, a tradition is formed.
Locals will race their boats , eat rice dumplings and drink realgar wine on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in commemoration of the great poet, Qu Yuan.
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