Qu Gu International Agricultural Group Won the First Dryland Dragon Boat Race in Zigui, the Hometown of Qu Yuan in 2015

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On June 20, the opening ceremony of Qu Yuan's hometown-Zigui 2015 Dragon Boat Festival was held in Quyuan Square. Guests from all directions, descendants of Qu's family and local people watched the Dragon Boat Festival custom performance, zongzi making competition and dry land dragon boat competition, and jointly remembered and praised the great patriotic poet Qu Yuan. Zigui, as the birthplace of Dragon Boat Festival customs and dragon boat culture, has been a charming town full of strong festival flavor from the 5th to the 15th to the 25th of May. It dances lions, hangs wormwood leaves, packs zongzi, bathes in wormwood and drinks realgar wine. Among the many dryland dragon boat teams, Hubei

On June 20, the opening ceremony of Qu Yuan's hometown-Zigui 2015 Dragon Boat Festival was held in Quyuan Square. Guests from all directions, descendants of Qu's family and local people watched the Dragon Boat Festival custom performance, zongzi making competition and dry land dragon boat competition, and jointly remembered and praised the great patriotic poet Qu Yuan.
Zigui, as the birthplace of Dragon Boat Festival customs and dragon boat culture, has been a charming town full of strong festival flavor from the 5th to the 15th to the 25th of May. It dances lions, hangs wormwood leaves, packs zongzi, bathes in wormwood and drinks realgar wine. The biggest highlight is the river to attract souls and dryland dragon boat races. Among the many dryland dragon boat teams, Hubei Qugu International Group has won the lead!

Early in the morning, the members of Qu Gu Group were ready to go and came to the scene in high spirits. With a whistle, the cheerleaders of Qu Gu Group pulled their voices to cheer for the players. The sound of clanging drums and cheers rose wave by wave. All six members of the ship tried their best. Captain Jiang beat drums in the bow and Captain Julian took the helm in the stern. Accompanied by the rhythmic sound of gongs and drums, the rowers struggled to paddle the oars with wooden sticks at the same time, and cooperated with each other in a tacit understanding. They all worked hard and competed hard. In the end, they took the least time and reached the finish line first.










Zigui Dragon Boat Festival custom: Youjiang summon soul. Every year on the 5th of May or at dawn on the 15th of May, accompanied by the sound of gongs, drums, gongs and drums, dragon boats break through the water one by one. The soul-calling streamers with the words "Doctor Sanlu's soul returns" sway in the river wind. The rowers kowtow to heaven and earth with the "stand head", drink chicken blood wine, and solemnly hang a long piece of red cloth on the dragon boat, that is "dragon boat" red ". At the end of the ceremony, all the people went to the riverside to install a dragon head into the water. At the same time, the drummer in the dragon boat dressed as Qu Yuan's younger sister Qu Gu and called, "My brother returns, my brother returns-". After that, the dragon boat began to swim and sing "Paddle Up Song". Soon after the boat arrived in the middle of the river, he sang "traveling to the river" and called for qu zi's soul to return safely to his hometown so as to spend the dragon boat festival with his villagers!

"Qu Gu"-Dragon Boat Festival Customs: Origin of "My Brother Hui" from Youjiang
The hometown of navel oranges in China-Qu Yuan's hometown Zigui's name comes from the "Shui Jing Zhu" of the Northern Wei Dynasty. "Qu Yuan has a Xian sister, who was exiled by the original, and also came back, because she is called sister return". Today "Zi" evolved from "sister.

Every year before the Dragon Boat Festival, there is always a kind of bird flying in groups to Qu Yuan's hometown-Zigui, shouting "My brother is back"! "My brother back yo"! Legend has it that this bird is Qu Yuan's sister Qu Gu, and Qu Gu's singing voice is better than that of the lark in the mountains. Qu Gu's good tea and rice have not been lost for thousands of years! Brothers and sisters live together. Later, Qu Yuan was summoned into the capital by the King of Chu. One year, news came from the capital that he had been exiled to Yuan Xiang by the King of Chu. When Qu Gu heard this, she hid in her room and cried for three days and three nights.

On the morning of the fourth day, Qu Gu came to the river in her brother's favorite dress, looking at the direction of her brother's exile and calling tearfully, "My brother is back"! "My brother back yo"! He called for seven, seven, forty-nine days.

On this day, Qu Gu cried groggy and fell asleep with the mashing stone by the river. She dreamed of her ragged and haggard brother standing in front of her, and she jumped on him, and his brother disappeared again.

Qu Gu woke up and saw a golden light on the river. A big fish swam in front of her with tears in her eyes and refused to leave.

Qu Gu called the villagers, carried the big fish ashore, broke the belly of the fish, and saw the elder brother lying calmly inside.

Quyuan was buried on a hill by the river. At this time, Qu Gu suddenly turned into a bird, rose into the air and flew away in the direction of the divine fish swimming.

As the bird flew, it cried bitterly, "My brother is back"! "My brother back yo"! People say that the bird's red beak is the blood flowing from Qu Gu's mouth; the bird's green feathers are Qu Gu's beautiful Luo skirt.

From then on, every year at the beginning of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, when people heard the cry of "my brother returning to the bird", they repaired the dragon boat, wrapped zongzi, drove the dragon boat to the river to throw zongzi to feed the magic fish, thanking it for sending qu yuan back to his hometown and calling the spirit of their brother and sister back. People then call this bird sister-in-law bird, and call Qu Yuan's hometown "sister-in-law" to commemorate Qu Yuan and Qu Gu's brother and sister-in-law. Later, "sister return" gradually evolved into "Zigui".

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