A Closeup of the Dragon

Dragon Boat Races in Sichuan

14. Dragon on Boat

In memory of the great patriot poet Qu Yuan of the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.), Dragon Boat Regattas are held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. It is also a popular sports activity of the people. The boats are all decorated with dragons and very colorful paint and designs. Here is a close up of the dragon decorating the boat with an actor playing the part of Qu Yuan.

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