The Dragon Boat Festival is also called "noon day, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, bath orchid festival" and so on. The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional cultural festival popular in China and in the cultural circle of Chinese characters. The Dragon Boat Festival originated in China. Since ancient times, the Dragon Boat Festival has had activities such as rowing dragon boats and eating zongzi. The Dragon Boat Festival has been listed as a national holiday since 2008. In May 2006, the state council listed it on the first national intangible cultural heritage list. In September 2009, UNESCO formally considered and approved China's Dragon Boat Festival as one of the world's intangible cultural heritage, making it the first Chinese festival to be included in the world intangible heritage list.