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Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival

Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival
09.06.2013

China is known for its high traditions introduced in various festivals. In this year China invites you to celebrate the Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival in Yueyang city, Hunan Province, with over 50 dragon boat teams from all the continents whoever choose to participate in this magnificent event. Traditionally, Dragon Boat Festival is held every year on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar on the Miluo River, known to be the place where the legendary poet Qu Yuan drowned himself. Aside from Dragon Boat exhibition itself, in June 10-14 visitors are welcome to witness boat races everyday, participate in seminars on international Qu Yuan culture, painting and calligraphy exhibitions, taste delicious food, watch the motorboats, energized parachutes and enjoy the folk culture performances.