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Chinese Celebrations: Dragon Boat Festival

Chinese Celebrations: Dragon Boat Festival

Chinese Celebrations Dragon Boat FestivalChinese will celebrate Dragon Boat Festival this year from May 31st to June 02nd, 2014. We always have a legends of story behind the festival as well. This festival is the one about Qu Yuan, a Chu State official and poet. Qu Yuan was known for his criticism of corruption in the imperial Court. He was eventually exiled and began writing poems for which his is still known. When the Zhou was overthrown by the Qin Dynasty, Qu Yuan was so despondent he trew himself into the Miluo River. People tried to rescue him in the river, the raced the boat hurry but nobody was found. The people worried about the fish would eat his body, so they throw food into the river.

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