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Various activities held across China to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival

(Xinhua)

09:40, June 24, 2012

Chidlren get sachets which will be handed out as gifts to citizens after attending a ceremony to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriot poet during the Warring State Period (475-221 BC), in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 23, 2012. The Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on the fifth day on the fifth month on the lunar calendar, is believed to be designed to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan. Various activities including eating Zongzi, holding dragon boat races, were held across the country to celebrate the festival on Saturday. (Xinhua/Huang Zhe)
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