Dragon boat racing is an indispensable(不可或缺的) part of the festival， held all over the country. As the gun is fired， people will see racers in dragon-shaped canoes pulling the oars harmoniously and hurriedly， accompanied by rapid(迅速的，急促的) drums(鼓，击鼓)， speeding toward their destination.
Dragon Boat Race
A Dragon boat race is a traditional amusement activity in dragon boat festival.
Today, my mother took me out to watch dragon boat races. I was very excited, because this was my first time to watch such race. When we arrived at Nanhu Park, there were hundreds of people around the two sides of the river. We found a place can see the match clearly hardly. The participate sat on the boat look like dragon. When the signal to start set, everyone on the boat tried their best to make the boat forward.
And the people who were watching also cheered them. The air was very lively.
The dragon Boat Day is the festival in China which is celebrated on May 5th in the lunar calendar.We uaually eat sticky rice wrapped up in bamboo leaves on Dragon Boat Day in memory of one hermit named Qu Yuan in Chinese history, who is a poet and is respected because of his loyalty to his country.
There is a long story for the origin of the Dragon Boat Day, to make the long story short, people didn't want any fish to eat Qu Yuan's corpse after he jumped into a river to commit suicide, so they cooked a lot of sticky rice to feed the fish in the river.
Referring to the reason for Qu Yuan to commit suicide, it is said, Quan Yuan couldn't do anything when his country was at the point of crisis, the king didn't accept his sincere advice.