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Celebrating Dragon Boat Festival

2011-06-06 09:01:54

Dragon boats set off during a speed race in Xiamen City, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 21, 2011. Altogether 73 teams from both sides of the Taiwan Strait participated Saturday in the Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Race.
People dressed in ancient costumes of Han ethnic group participate in a ceremony worshipping Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet during the Warring States period (475 B.C.-221 B.C.), in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, June 5, 2011. Chinese traditional Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, falls on June 6 this year, which is held to pay homage to Qu Yuan who drowned himself to protest his fatuous king.
Citizens make zongzi (rice dumplings), a kind of traditional food for the Duanwu Festival, during a competition in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, June 4, 2011. The Duanwu Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival, falls on June 6 this year.

The article was first published in CQNews.


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