The Dragon Boat Festival, also named the Duanwu Festival, is celebrated on May 5 in the lunar calendar. It is a folk festival widely passed down with a history of over two thousand years, and one of the most important festivals as well. There are various celebrating activities on the day of Dragon Boat Festival, among which...
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Dragon Boat Festival-goers can catch the action at the following locations:Yueyang Located in the northeast of Hunan Province, Yueyang is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2,500 years. In ancient times...
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Dragon Boat Festival in the Ancient Town of Hunan Province Fenghuang, an ancient town in Hunan province, celebrates the Dragon-boat festival, a traditional festival in China...
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Although there are a lot of versions of the origin of Dragon Boat Festival, it is generally believed that the legend of Dragon Boat Festival is related to a historical figure: Qu Yuan. Qu was an official and patriotic poet of the state of Chu in the Warring States Period. Intelligent as he was, he became a senior state official...
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Qu Yuan (340 BC - 278 BC) was a Chinese patriotic poet from south Chu during the Warring States Period. His works are mostly found in an anthology of poetry known as Chu Ci.His death is commemorated on Duan Wu,
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Dragon Boat Race, a major convention in the Festival, first appeared in the Warring States Age. At that time, it was only a sacrificial activity. Among the rapid drum, the dragon-like...
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Eating rice dumplings is also a traditional convention for Chinese people. The rice dumpling is a kind of food with various designs and styles: in North China, the Beijing...
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On the Dragon Boat Festival, children normally wear scented sachets to ward off evil. A scented sachet is an ornament worn on the front of the dress. The sweet...
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Realgar is a kind of white spirit or yellow rice wine brewed with ground realgar (As2S2) powder, usually drunk on the Dragon Boat Festival. As a traditional Chinese medicine...
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The 9th China (Miluo) International Dragon Boat Festival & the Cross-Strait China Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament is featured by cross-strait dragon boat race and unique folk performances. Five boating teams from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao will compete against 7 ones from mainland.

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The "Dahan Cup" China Wuling Mountain (Huaihua. Yuanling) Second Ecological Tea Culture Tourism Festival & China Yuanling Traditional Dragon Boat International Invitational Tournament to be held on June 15 in Yuanling will receive boating teams from nine countries or regions including England and Malaysia.

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The Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the 5th day of the 5th month of every lunar year. Yueyang, also known as the City of the Dragon Boat, and the Miluo River which runs through it are the cradles of dragon boat culture.

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For thousands of years, the festival has been marked by eating zong zi and racing dragon boats. Every year, the dragon boat event held at the foot of the Tianmen mountain, Lishui river in zhangjiajie city.

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The locals bathe kids with artemisia and serve the aged with a feet spa, promoting traditional virtues of respecting the aged and caring for the . Meanwhile, pouches (Xiang Bao in Chinese) are made and decorated to ward evil as a Dragon Boat Festival traditional gift.

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The international friends and locals are wrapping up glutinous rice with reed leafs to make zongzi: happy and warm.The competition is about handicrafts rather than creation.Senior Changsha lady passes down knowhows to the international friends.

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Teachers in Hunan Normal University give zongzi (a glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves) to Indonesian Chinese youths.In Hunan Normal University, nearly 80 Indonesian Chinese youths spent their first Dragon Boat Festival in their home country. They said it was more interesting to spend the festival in China than in Indonesia.

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The Zigui County, hometown of Qu Yuan (a minister during the Warring States Period), was engrossed in a celebrating atmosphere.Pouches (Xiang Bao in Chinese) were made and decorated to ward off evil as a Dragon Boat Festival traditional gift.

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Children learned to make zongzi, dumplings of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves, at Changfeng Park in 's Putuo district on June 21, 2012. Aseries of cultural activities are held in the park to celebrate the Dragon Boat, which falls on the 5th day of the 5th month of lunar year.

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Paper dragon boat race was held to celebrate dragon boat festival in Yuanling.The cultural activity themed with "Happy Dragon Boat " was held in Dragon Boat Square in Yuanling County on June 20th, 2012.

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