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Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

(Xinhua)

09:37, June 18, 2012

Villagers participate in a homage ritual ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival in Zigui County, Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, June 16, 2012. Residents here have started the preparation for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, which is observed on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate Qu Yuan, a poet of the fourth century BC who was born in today's Zigui County. Typical Dragon Boat Festival activities include eating Zongzi, hanging mugwort leaves and holding dragon boat races. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu)
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