Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

Source: Xinhua

People in Zigui, the hometown of Qu Yuan, prepare to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 12 this year.

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

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People in Zigui, the hometown of Qu Yuan, prepare to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, or June 12 this year. The festival is to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan, a patriot poet during the Warring States Period (475-221B.C.), who committed suicide by flinging himself into the Miluo River after his mother kingdom, fell into enemy's hands. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu)

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