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Our Festival · Dragon Boat Festival · Quyuan Cup – the First Hunan Mass Dragon Boat Race

Organizers & Operators

Organizers:Publicity Department of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee; General Office of the Hunan Provincial Commission for Guiding Cultural?and Ethical Progress; Sports Bureau of Hunan Province; Hunan Broadcasting System; Changsha Civic Enhancement Committee
Operators:Hunan Dragon Boat Association Hunan Sports Competition Manager Center Publicity Departments, General Offices of the Commission for Guiding Cultural?and Ethical Progress, Sports Bureaus, and Broadcasting & TV Stations of 14 cities and autonomous prefecture in Hunan Province.

Competition Sub-Areas

The preliminary matches will be held in four sub-areas including Wangcheng sub-area in Changsha City, Miluo sub-area in Yueyang City, Zixing sub-area in Chenzhou City, and Yuanling sub-area in Huaihua City. The finals will be held in the river waters to the west of Orange Isle in Changsha. Participants from each city and ...

Origin of Dragon Boat
Festival

Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese festival. It has a profound history of more than two

Story of Qu Yuan

Qu Yuan (340 BC - 278 BC) was a Chinese patriotic poet from south Chu during the Warring

Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Race,a highlight for the festival, first appeared in the Warring States Period (476-221 BC).

Eating Zongzi

Zongzi, a glutinous rice dumpling, the major food and gift for the festival, is popular around the world.

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