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Dragon boat races held across China to celebrate upcoming Duanwu Festival

Source:Xinhua 2024-06-10

Teams compete during a dragon boat race in Zixing City, central China's Hunan Province, June 8, 2024. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Zhu Xiaorong/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows teams competing during a dragon boat race in Zixing City, central China's Hunan Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Guo Liliang/Xinhua)

Teams compete during a dragon boat race in Lixianghu Township of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, June 8, 2024. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Luo Chuan/Xinhua)

Teams compete during a dragon boat race in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 8, 2024. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Gong Xianming/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows teams competing during a dragon boat race in Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

Teams compete during a dragon boat race in Zixing City, central China's Hunan Province, June 8, 2024. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Guo Liliang/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows teams competing during a dragon boat race in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Shi Jun/Xinhua)

Teams compete during a dragon boat race in Lixianghu Township of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, June 8, 2024. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Luo Chuan/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows teams competing during a dragon boat race in Meishan City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Yao Yongliang/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows teams competing during a dragon boat race in Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows a team competing during a dragon boat race in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Shi Jun/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows teams competing during a dragon boat race in Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Fan Chengzhu/Xinhua)

Teams compete during a dragon boat race in Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province, June 8, 2024. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows people rowing dragon boats in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows dragon boats in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

An aerial drone photo taken on June 8, 2024 shows competitors taking part in a training session for an international invitation race of dragon boat in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

People row a dragon boat in Minhou County of Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 8, 2024. To celebrate the upcoming Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat races were held in many places in China. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

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