Guangzhou folk custom:Dragon Boat Festival
Guangzhou has 2000 years of history, Guangzhou life to the water's edge, longer than the riverbank. Prance in the Pearl River dragon boat, children playing in the Pearl River is the symbol of Guangzhou, Guangzhou's "water" is immersed in the bones. River nourishing people's economic and cultural life, Guangzhou folk culture clearly has the characteristics of rivers and lakes Jiang He. Any water rather radius, Pa dragon boat is the best interpretation of the Guangzhou character. Ming and Qing Dynasties, Guangdong official and private activities of the Dragon Boat Festival has become commonplace. Early Qing Dynasty famous scholar Qu Dajun "Guangdong language" a book every year during the Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat race and post-race celebration Jin Jie description of the scene in the Pearl River Delta. So far the Ming and Qing, Guangzhou dragon boat activities except in special years, has been able to stick with it, but the specific time and location of some changes only. In 1994, the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government officially designated as the Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival. Currently, traditional folk heritage of major Pa dragon boat ceremony in Guangzhou Tianhe District, Liwan District, Haizhu District, Panyu District, by city and other places.
Guangzhou Pa dragon boat there to take advantage of the King, bucket standard forms. King is a dragon boat to take advantage of all parties to come to the occasion, performing only skill, not be ranked, starting early May, ending May 20, a day for a visit, held alternately in the villages, while the Dragon King rituals have played, into water worship, greens, rowing, dragon boat to eat rice, into the sinus and other processes; bucket labeled as "fighting Dragon", is dragon boat races, held at the scene after taking advantage of the warm-up, the game rules complex, multi-take after all participate in the competition focus on a boat to compete showdown.
Guangzhou Pa dragon boat with a strong clan color, belonging to a man's holiday. Mainly in two aspects: first, the dragon boat activities is essential to carry out the clan as a unit. Second, with the obvious purpose of dragon boat Pa Mu family were received. It is done internally by a common belief in god Pak Tai water; outside, or in a bucket while King contest marked by the strength of the clan, to show, to strengthen ties with the consolidation of external ethnic groups. Guangzhou Pak Tai Pa dragon boat reflects the faith of the people in Guangzhou. Before Grilled ship, the temple of the gods will have to go on the boat, this ceremony is called "Please God." Dragon boat to be placed god Pak Tai bucket and palace. According to the survey, Mr. Shang Chengzuo early, Cantonese shrine, the first one is the Goddess of Mercy, the second is the Pak Tai, the third is days. Dragon Boat Festival ritual in Guangzhou, the dragon worship throughout, and the water in which the god Pak Tai and act as an important role, which is a major feature of the Dragon Boat Festival of the Pearl River Delta.