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Dragon Boat Festival 2017

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Event Name : Dragon Boat Festival 2017
Venue : China
Start Date : Tuesday, 30-May-2017
End Date : Tuesday, 30-May-2017

The Dragon Boat Festival is a celebration where many eat rice dumplings (zongzi), drink realgar wine (xionghuangjiu), and race dragon boats. Other activities of this day include hanging icons of ZhongKui a mythic guardian figure, hanging mugwort and calamus, taking long walks, writing spells and wearing perfumed medicine bags. Chinese people also celebrate this day as "Poets' Day" in honor of Qu Yuan, who is known as China's first poet. Chinese citizens traditionally throw bamboo leaves filled with cooked rice into the water and it is also customary to eat tzungtzu and rice dumplings.







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