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Han Dynasty Reenactors to Commemorate Qu Yuan

2007-06-19

In conjunction with the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, dozens of reenactors, dressed in costume from the Han Dynasty gathered in Beijing' s Hou Hai Park on June 16, 2007, to commemorate the great patriotic poet Qu Yuan.

In conjunction with the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, dozens of reenactors, dressed in costume from the Han Dynasty gathered in Beijing' s Hou Hai Park on Saturday morning to commemorate the great patriotic poet Qu Yuan. The reenactors are loyal fans of Han Dynasty fashion. The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It is traditionally observed in memory of Qu Yuan, a minister during the Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC), who fought against the corrupt court and threw himself into the Miluo River when his country, the Chu was overrun by the Qin, the most powerful military state in that period. The Qin conquered the other Warring States, unifying China for the first time. Its leader named himself the First Emperor, or Shi huangdi, thus beginning the tradition of having emperors for rulers.

(Source:en.yahtour.com , 2007-06-19)