Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and important celebration in Taiwan.
With a history over 2,000 years, it used to be a hygiene day when people would use herbs to dispel diseases and viruses. However, the most popular origin is closely related to the great poet Qu Yuan in the Warring States Period (475 – 221BC). To engrave his death on the fifth day on the fifth lunar month, people celebrate the festival in various ways. Great people like Wu Zixu and Cao E also died on the same day, so in certain areas, people also commemorate them during the festival.
Legend of Qu Yuan (屈原)
Many traditional customs and activities are held on the specified day by people in China and even by people in neighboring Asian countries. Dragon boat racing and eating Zongzi are the central customs of the festival. In some regions in China, people also wear a perfume pouch, tie five-color silk thread and hang mugwort leaves or calamus on their doors.
許多傳統的習俗和活動是在中國人甚至是亞洲鄰國人民的指定日子舉行的。 龍舟賽和吃粽子是這個節日的中心風俗。 人們還會戴上香包，系上五色絲線，並在門上掛上艾葉或菖蒲。
1. Eating Zongzi (粽子)
2. Dragon Boat Racing (划龍舟比賽)
Sourse: Travel China Guide website