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China to greet upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

2012-06-22 09:06:57 GMT2012-06-22 17:06:57(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Young students perform folk dance during a gathering in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, June 22, 2012, to greet the upcoming Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 23 this year. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

Contestants make Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, during a Zongzi making contest in Beijing, capital of China, June 22, 2012, to greet the upcoming Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 23 this year. (Xinhua/Zhang Xu)

People sing and dance during a gathering in Longsheng County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 22, 2012, to greet the upcoming Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 23 this year. (Xinhua/Chen Ruihua)

Contestants show their self-made Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, during a Zongzi making contest in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, June 22, 2012, to greet the upcoming Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 23 this year. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

A young girl, whose parents have left hometown to work in cities, shows Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, in Gaoqing County, east China's Shandong Province, June 22, 2012. Many volunteers came to make Zongzi for these left-behind children to greet the upcoming Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 23 this year. (Xinhua/Fan Changguo)

Performers beat drums during a folk custom performance in Wudalianchi, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, June 22, 2012, to greet the upcoming Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 23 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

Chinese people this Saturday will receive the Dragon Boat Festival, which is traditionally celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

During the festival, there are traditional activities such as the dragon boat race, hanging wormwood, drinking Chinese yellow wine and eating Zongzi, dumpling made of sticky rice and different fillings wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves.

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