Home >> China Travel News >> China Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival

China Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival

2007-06-20

A woman is selecting ornamental articles for the Dragon Boat Festival at a handicraft stand in Shantang Street, Suzhou City , June 17, 2007. This festival commemorates the ancient poet Qu Yuan, who lived in the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475 BC to 221 BC). Qu Yuan drowned himself in the Miluo River on May 5th of the Chinese lunar calendar in 278 BC, hoping that his death could awaken the king to revitalize the kingdom.
An art troupe is performing dragon dance at Zhaohu City, Anhui Province, June 16, 2007, to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. The troupe is made of 40 senior citizens of the city. This festival commemorates the ancient poet Qu Yuan, who lived in the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475 BC to 221 BC). Qu Yuan drowned himself in the Miluo River on May 5th of the Chinese lunar calendar in 278 BC, hoping that his death could awaken the king to revitalize the kingdom.
An art troupe is performing dragon dance at Zhaohu City, Anhui Province , June 16, 2007, to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. The troupe is made of 40 senior citizens of the city. This festival commemorates the ancient poet Qu Yuan, who lived in the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475 BC to 221 BC). Qu Yuan drowned himself in the Miluo River on May 5th of the Chinese lunar calendar in 278 BC, hoping that his death could awaken the king to revitalize the kingdom.
Pupils are making glutinous rice dumplings with their parents and teachers to commemorate the ancient poet Qu Yuan in the Jinpan Street Primary School, Nanchang City , Jiangxi Province, June 17, 2007. Qu Yuan, who lived in the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475 BC to 221 BC), drowned himself in the Miluo River on May 5th of the Chinese lunar calendar in 278 BC, hoping that his death could awaken the king to revitalize the kingdom.
A Mexican student studying in Tongji University (R) is showing the glutinous rice dumplings she has made with a local woman. Residents in Siping Street, Shanghai , invite 30-plus overseas students to make glutinous rice dumplings and scent bags to celebrite the Dragon Boat Festival. The festival commemorates the ancient poet Qu Yuan, who lived in the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475 BC to 221 BC). Qu Yuan drowned himself in the Miluo River on May 5th of the Chinese lunar calendar in 278 BC, hoping that his death could awaken the king to revitalize the kingdom.

(Source:Xinhua News Agency, 2007-06-20)