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Customs of the Dragon Boat Festival

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-06-07 15:21 Comments

Customs of the Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boat teams compete on a river in Hangzhou city. [Photo/xinhua]


Dragon boat racing

At the center of the festival are the dragon boat races. Competing teams drive their colorful dragon boats forward to the rhythm of beating drums. These exciting races were inspired by the villager's valiant attempts to rescue Qu Yuan from the Miluo River. This tradition has remained unbroken for centuries.

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