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Dragon Boat Race
By     |    Jun 20, 2007   
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The Dragon Boat Festival

Quoting from Xinhuanet.com, and pictures added by the Journal: The poet, Qu Yuan, lived in the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475 B.C. to 221 B.C.). He drowned himself in the Miluo River in today’s Hunan Province in 278 B.C., on fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, hoping his death could awaken the king to revitalize the kingdom. The date has since been remembered [...]

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