Dragon Boat Festival

June 3rd we are going to have the traditional Chinese festival-the Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Here we, Charmlite, a professional manufacturer for plastic drinking cup such as yards, slush cups, wine glass, pp cups, sports bottles etc. will share you some background about the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.

The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of in May, the lunar calendar.


The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday in China, and the one with the longest history. It is one of the most important Chinese festivals, the other two being the Autumn Moon Festival and Chinese Spring Festival.


This festival originated from a scholar named Chu yuan, a government official. He was a good and respected poet, but because of the misdeeds of jealous rivals he eventually fell into disfavor in the emperor's court. Unable to regain the respect of the emperor, in his sorrow Chu Yuan threw himself into the Mi Lo River.

Because of their admiration for Chu Yuan, the local people living adjacent to the Mi Lo River rushed into their boats to search for him while throwing rice into the waters to appease the river dragons. Although they were unable to find Chu Yuan, their efforts are still commemorated today during the Dragon Boat Festival.


The boat races during the Dragon Boat Festival are traditional customs to attempts to rescue the patriotic poet Chu Yuan. Chu Yuan drowned on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in 277 B.C. Chinese citizens now throw bamboo leaves filled with cooked rice into the water. Therefore the fish could eat the rice rather than the hero poet. This later on turned into the custom of eating rice dumplings.


Glutinous rice filled with meat, nuts or bean paste and wrapped in bamboo leaves.The custom of eating zongzi is now popular in North and South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asian nations.


Adults drink Xiong Huang Wine, which can fend off evil spirits.

PS. Our plastic wine glass, cocktail cups and champagne flutes are perfect for drinking in these occasions.

It is said that it’s also the time for protection from evil and disease for the rest of the year. People hang healthy herbs on the front door, drink nutritious concoctions, and display portraits of evil's nemesis, Chung Kuei. If one manages to stand an egg on it's end at exactly 12:00 noon, the following year will be a lucky one.

Hope this sharing will enable you to fully understand our unique traditions. If you have the opportunity to come to China to experience it, maybe you will like it.

Post time: May-30-2022