Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

Source: Xinhua

Villagers held various activities ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival in Zigui County, Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, June 16, 2012.

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Activities held for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

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Villagers participate in a homage ritual, make Zongzi (a rice dumpling wrapped in reed leaves) and hang mugwort leaves at the entrance of the Qu Yuan Temple 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.

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