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China’s Dragon Boat Festival around corner

Updated: May 28,2017 8:54 PM     Xinhua

A woman hangs mugwort leaves on the wall in Zigui county of Central China’s Hubei province, May 27, 2017. People in Zigui, hometown of Qu Yuan, celebrate the upcoming Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on May 30 this year. Duanwu Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period in the Chinese history, who drowned himself before his state fell to the invasion of the enemy. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists make sachets in a scenic area in Zigui county of Central China’s Hubei province, May 28, 2017. People in Zigui, hometown of Qu Yuan, celebrate the upcoming Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on May 30 this year. Duanwu Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period in the Chinese history, who drowned himself before his state fell to the invasion of the enemy. [Photo/Xinhua]

A resident washes polished glutinous rice at home in Zigui county of Central China’s Hubei province, May 25, 2017. People in Zigui, hometown of Qu Yuan, celebrate the upcoming Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on May 30 this year. Duanwu Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period in the Chinese history, who drowned himself before his state fell to the invasion of the enemy. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists visit the memorial temple of Qu Yuan in Zigui county of Central China’s Hubei province, May 28, 2017. People in Zigui, hometown of Qu Yuan, celebrate the upcoming Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on May 30 this year. Duanwu Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period in the Chinese history, who drowned himself before his state fell to the invasion of the enemy. [Photo/Xinhua]

Children show “zongzi”, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, in Zigui county of Central China’s Hubei province, May 26, 2017. People in Zigui, hometown of Qu Yuan, celebrate the upcoming Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on May 30 this year. Duanwu Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period in the Chinese history, who drowned himself before his state fell to the invasion of the enemy. [Photo/Xinhua]

A woman dries reed leaves at home in Zigui county of Central China’s Hubei province, May 25, 2017. People in Zigui, hometown of Qu Yuan, celebrate the upcoming Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on May 30 this year. Duanwu Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period in the Chinese history, who drowned himself before his state fell to the invasion of the enemy.[Photo/Xinhua]

A resident pastes couplets on the wall of her home in Zigui county of Central China’s Hubei province, May 28, 2017. People in Zigui, hometown of Qu Yuan, celebrate the upcoming Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on May 30 this year. Duanwu Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States Period in the Chinese history, who drowned himself before his state fell to the invasion of the enemy. [Photo/Xinhua]

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