Duanwu Festival - Dragon Boat Festival in China

This month saw the annual Duanwu festival take place in China and many other East Asian countries, such as Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
This festival commemorates the death of ancient poet Qu Yuan. At this time in Beijing locals eat zongzi (bamboo-wrapped rice dumplings) and watch vibrant dragon boat races on nearby lakes, such as Qinglong and Houhai.

Come on you Reds!

Among the boat races, elaborate paper dragons and other effigies decorate the surroundings.

Once night falls the breath-taking Dragon Lanterns and brightly lit creations come alive and truly steal the show.

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