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Li, Miao ethnic groups celebrate Qixi Festival

(Xinhua)

15:54, August 06, 2011

People of the Miao and Li ethnic groups gather to splash water to pray for good fortune at the Qixi Festival celebration gala in Baoting Autonomous County of Li and Miao, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 6, 2011. The Qixi Festival, or Chinese Valentine's Day, falls on Aug. 6 this year. On the day, people of the Li and Miao ethnic groups here usually observe the tradtion to splash water over their lovers, express their affection through water. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
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