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Dragon Boat Race

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Dragon Boat Race,a highlight for the festival, first appeared in the Warring States Period (476-221 BC). At that time, it was only a sacrificial activity. Among the rapid drum, the dragon-like canoes cross the river like hot cakes, not only entertaining the gods but also bringing pleasure for people. Later people held Dragon Boat Race to memorialize the poet Qu Yuan who drowned himself in a river. Now Dragon Boat Race is a traditional entertainment for Chinese people.