端午节快乐！Happy Dragon Boat Festival! 🐉🐲🛶 ⾈
The Dragon Boat Festival originated from the celestial worship and evolved from the dragon sacrifice in ancient times. According to legend, Qu Yuan a strong advocate for virtue, strong soldiers, and strong alliance against Qi Qin, but strongly opposed by the noble Zilan and others. Qu Yuan was slandered and removed from the capital and exiled to Yuan. Qu Yuan saw that his motherland was invaded hence committed suicide by jumping into a river. Local people immediately rowed boats tried to rescue him. The people were afraid that the fish in the river would eat his body, so they went home and brought rice balls to dispose of them in the river to prevent the fish and shrimp from ruining the body of Qu Yuan. Later, it became a custom to eat dumplings.
Culture is important to Parkway Durian and in part, we are responsible for preserving and promoting our culture. Although the Dragon Boat Festival is part of the Chinese culture, anyone from any race can be part of it if one wishes to. Our culture defines us and it is part of our identity.