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The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The story goes that the day is kept in memory of the patriotic poet Qu Yuan who died more than 2000 years ago. It’s also a day to pray for agricultural harvests as well as to drive pestilences away. Legend has it that in order to keep the fish away from eating Qu Yuan’s body, people would throw rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves into the water to feed the fish. That’s how the tradition of eating zongzi (rice dumplings wrapped in leaves) around the Dragon Boat Festival started. The dragon boat is made of wood, with mythical dragon head and dragon tail decorations on it. Dragon boat racing originally showed people’s wish to rescue Qu Yuan from drowning, and gradually became a popular competitive mass sport.
Cheongsam, a typical dress for Chinese women, has evolved from the long gown worn by the Manchurians women over 300 years ago. As the Manchurians are always called the Qi People, the clothes they wear, therefore, get the name of Qi Pao(Pao means the long gown). Up to date, women can still be seen wearing the elegant cheongsam on formal or festive occasions. As time changes, adaptions have been made to traditional cheongsam to suit modern women: with sleeves removed, length shortened, and collar cut low, so as to make the woman who wears it look more graceful and sexy. So the cheongsam we now have is as comfortable to wear as it is appealing to look at. Later, cheongsam, even spread to foreign countries and became the favorite of foreign females.
Mount Taishan, situated in central Shandong Province, has, since ancient times, been a mountain
held in high esteem by the Chinese people with its main peak rising 1545 meters above sea level. It is known as the ―First of the Five Sacred Mountains‖. Mt. Taishan is a microcopy of the thousands years old civilization of China that contains a cultural wealth no other mountain in the world is comparable. Just like the Great Wall, Yellow River, and Yangtze River, Mt Taishan is now the symbol of the Chinese people. In December of 1987, UNESCO inscribed Mt Taishan on the World Heritage List as both a natural and a cultural property of the whole world.