Sun shines on an ancient tradition

Published: 28/05/2017
Sun shines on an ancient tradition

A dragon boat performance sails on a river in Shanghai’s Baoshan District to mark the Dragon Boat Festival, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar, which this year falls tomorrow. The festival is said to have originated 2,500 years ago to commemorate the ancient poet Qu Yuan, who committed suicide. Traditions of the festival include eating zongzi, a glutinous rice pudding.

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