The Dragon Boat Festival

In June, Best Technology ushered in the traditional Dragon Boat Festival, in order to thanks to the hard work of the staff, let everyone fully feel the warmth of the big family of Best Technology, at the afternoon of June 6, our company issued the Dragon Boat Festival heartwarmingbenefits for the employees.

lycium ruthenicum

At the welfare distribution site, the employees who came to receive the Zongzi and the lycium ruthenicum were filled with a smile of joy. Everyone said and smiled and shared the photos in moments, showing the Dragon Boat Festival gift that the company gave to everyone.

Best Technology has always been committed to creating a company that gives employees a sense of pride, happiness and belonging. Under the guidance of this concept, our company constantly strives to build a comfortable and clean working environment, creating a “simple, harmonious and warm” working atmosphere. In addition, through the implementation of colorful cultural activities, employees feel our company’s consideration and caring.

Company’s gifts

In recent years, every important traditional festival, Best Technology will send holiday condolences and tangible benefits to employees, which has become an important embodiment of the company’s concern for employees; Everyone got the valuable benefits of the Dragon Boat Festival, and they all expressed that they must turn this care into motivation, work hard, and contribute their strength to the healthy and steady development of Best Technology.

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Dragon Boat Festival Notices

Tomorrow (June 12) is Chinese traditional Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of May, according to Chinese Lunar Calendar). We will close to celebrate that holiday and resume on June 13 (Thursday). Samples, or volume production of FPC, Rigid-flex will be temporary hold on and lead time will be one day postponed accordingly.

Each time seemed the Dragon Boat Festival will comes with rain, and the same for this year. It cools down the temperature and cool for holiday.  Do you like Zongzi (a type of dumpling, with rice packed in green leaf)? Will you go to have a look at the Dragon Boat Race?

Wish everybody has a happy holiday! 🙂

Zongzi

Zongzi

Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese calendar. For thousands of years, the festival has been marked by eating zong zi (glutinous rice wrapped to form a pyramid using bamboo or reed leaves )and racing dragon boats.

The festival is best known for its dragon-boat races, especially in the southern provinces where there are many rivers and lakes. This regatta commemorates the death of Qu Yuan , an honest minister who is said to have committed suicide by drowning himself in a river.

Qu Yuan

Qu Yuan

The people of Chu who mourned the death of Qu threw rice into the river to feed his ghost every year on the fifth day of the fifth month. But one year, the spirit of Qu appeared and told the mourners that a huge reptile in the river had stolen the rice. The spirit then advised them to wrap the rice in silk and bind it with five different-colored threads before tossing it into the river.

During the Duanwu Festival, a glutinous rice pudding called zong zi is eaten to symbolize the rice offerings to Qu. Ingredients such as beans, lotus seeds , chestnuts , pork fat and the golden yolk of a salted duck egg are often added to the glutinous rice. The pudding is then wrapped with bamboo leaves, bound with a kind of raffia and boiled in salt water for hours.

The dragon-boat races symbolize the many attempts to rescue and recover Qu’s body. A typical dragon boat ranges from 50-100 feet in length, with a beam of about 5.5 feet, accommodating two paddlers seated side by side. Dragon boat races in long, thin, canoe-like boats often sporting the head of a dragon on the prow, are a southern Chinese tradition.

Zongzi

Zongzi

Except eating zong zi and dragon-boat races Chinese people also cleaning the house on that day. The Dragon Boat Festival is also a cleaning festival. It is traditional for people to clean their houses on this day. It is also considered important to put up some leaves of mugwort or cattail on either side of the door, spray realgar water, and drink realgar liquor. These things are thought to prevent rot and kill bacteria to stop the spread of diseases.

Experts say, the Dragon Boat Festival custom began in China, the spring and autumn and warring states period, has more than 2000 years of history. But today, Dragon Boat Festival is still a very popular and grand festival among Chinese people.