WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL?
Caller: What is the significance of the Dragon Boat Festival from the metaphysical point of view?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Although it is to commemorate Qu Yuan, who committed suicide by drowning himself, it is also a day to offer respect to the deceased.
Caller: Shall we offer more Little Houses to the deceased?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Certainly. It is a meaningful day – a time to reminisce about the deceased, while eating the glutinous rice dumplings. In fact, it is to cherish the memories of all the people we know. The door of the underworld will be opened during this festival too, just like a short school break, many spirits will also visit the human realm.
Source: Wenda20120715A 57:34, Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program