CCUT Shares love and rice dumplings to those low-income families in the Yuanlin Township

Submitted by Mindy on Tue., June 3, 2014

As the Dragon Boat Festival approaches, Chung Chou University of Science and Technology shares lolove and rice dumplings to those disadvantaged and low-income families in the Yuanlin Township.

The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar — today this year. The dragon boat races commemorate Qu Yuan (屈原), a Chinese poet and minister in the state of Chu during the Warring States Period more than 2,000 years ago.

When the state of Qin conquered Chu, the poet drowned himself in despair. Legend has it that a crowd beat the river with paddles to keep fish from eating Qu’s body. Today’s dragon boat races originated from that legend.