Dragonboat Sprint World Championships

In Hungary, the dragonboat race is held in end August at Szeged while the Chinese celebrates the dragon boat festival called 端午节 Duānwǔ jié=Dragon Boat Festival in June





Maty-ér Regatta Course, Szeged, Hungary
Date: 27 - 29 August, 2010
Events: The competition programme includes 27 events of the regular Dragonboat Sprint World Championships programme in 20-seater boats as you can see the details below.
The new 10-seater events will also be introduced in Szeged so three additional senior competitions will be organized (men 200m, women 200m, mix 200m).




端午节 Duānwǔ jié=Dragon Boat Festival










The focus of the Chinese celebrations includes eating the rice dumpling called 'zongzi', drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats. It was believed to be related to the suicide in 278 BC of Qu Yuan 屈原 Qū Yuán, a poet and statesman of the Chu kingdom during the Warring States period. 
On the fifth of May of lunar calendar, 屈原 QuYuan killed himself by jumping into the MiLuo River. After his death, one of his townsmen had a dream. He dreamed that QuYuan was thinner than before. His villagers and himself made 粽子 zòngzi by wrapping glutinous rice with reed or bamboo leaves. Then, they loaded the 粽子 zòngzi  on dragon boat and dropped them into the river. 

端午节吃的粽子
These are the dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves


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