Jiayue Pins: Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival with 5000 Medals Made

We are excited to announce that Jiayue Pins has manufactured 5000 pcs beautiful and unique medals for the dragon boat festival held in our city on June 22th, 2023. These medals are specially designed to honor the participants and winners of the dragon boat races, one of the most important and thrilling traditions of this festival.

What is the Dragon Boat Festival?

The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday that falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which corresponds to late May or June in the Gregorian calendar. In 2023, it is celebrated on June 22.

The festival has a history of over 2000 years and has various origins and meanings. Some believe that it is a time to worship the dragon, the mythical creature that symbolizes power, prosperity and good luck in Chinese culture. Others associate it with the commemoration of Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister who drowned himself in a river to protest against corruption and injustice in his country. His death inspired people to throw rice dumplings into the water to feed the fish and prevent them from eating his body, and to row boats to search for him or scare away evil spirits.

Qu Yuan

The Dragon Boat Festival is also a time to prevent diseases and ward off evil influences, as the fifth lunar month is considered to be a “month of poison” when people are more vulnerable to illness and epidemics. Therefore, people practice various customs to protect their health and well-being, such as hanging wormwood and calamus, bathing in herbal concoctions, wearing perfumed pouches, and drinking realgar wine.

How do we celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival?

The most popular and exciting way to celebrate the festival is by holding or watching dragon boat races. Dragon boats are long and narrow boats decorated with dragon heads and tails, and propelled by teams of rowers who follow the rhythm of drums and gongs. The races are not only a sport but also a ritual to honor the dragon god and Qu Yuan.

dragon boat

Another essential part of the festival is eating zongzi, or sticky rice dumplings. Zongzi are made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, and filled with various ingredients such as meat, beans, nuts, dates, or eggs. They are steamed or boiled and served as a snack or a meal. Zongzi are not only delicious but also symbolic of Qu Yuan’s sacrifice and loyalty.


There are many other ways to enjoy the festival, such as making paper boats or eggs, writing poems or riddles, flying kites, or visiting temples. The festival is a great opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and history, as well as to have fun with family and friends.

Why choose Jiayue Pins for your medals?

Jiayue Pins is a professional manufacturer of custom-made pins, badges, coins, keychains, medals, and other metal crafts. We have over 10 years of experience in producing high-quality products with exquisite designs and affordable prices. We can create any shape, size, color, or style you want for your medals, whether you need them for sports events, corporate awards, school activities, or personal collections.

We are proud to be part of this wonderful celebration and manufactured these amazing medals.

If you are interested in making sports medals, sports pins and other metal promotional products for your events, welcome to contact us, the easiest way is to use our online quote request form. With a few clicks, your requirements can be sent to us and a competitive quotation will be sent to you within 24 hours.

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