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    Two dragon boat crews are seen from above in Guangzhou on May 30. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Rice Parcels and Splashes of Color

The Dragon Boat Festival, or “Duanwu,” is held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year it falls on June 7. Each year, people across China dress in colorful garb and race in longboats to celebrate the day. They also eat "zongzi", parcels of glutinous rice stuffed with a variety of fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves

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Two dragon boat crews are seen from above in Guangzhou on May 30. Photo: VCG
Scores of dragon boat crews race on the Xiaoshui River in Yongzhou, Hunan province, on Saturday. Photo: VCG
A fierce dragon boat race is seen on Shanghai’s Suzhou River on Saturday. Photo: VCG
Boat crews are seen behind a dragon sculpture Jiaxing, in east China’s Zhejiang province on Saturday. Photo: VCG 
A crew carries their dragon boat to a river in Yongzhou, Hunan province to train on May 31. Photo: VCG
A dragon boat race in Sanya, in South China’s Hainan province. Photo: VCG

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