(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
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 was 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. This festive is also a time to reminiscence and to recollect memories of the deceased while eating the dumplings (zong zi). In fact, it is for us 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 break at school, many spirits will also come up.