Dragon boat race held in China's Hubei
                     English.news.cn | 2014-05-30 20:22:40 | Editor: Yang Yi
CHINA-HUBEI-ZIGUI-DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL-DRAGON BOAT RACE (CN)

A dragon boat team is ready to set out in the dragon boat race ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival in Zigui County of Yichang City, central China's Hubei Province, May 30, 2014. The Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 2 this year, is believed to be designed to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan, a patriot poet during the Warring State Period (475-221 BC). As the festival approaches, people in Zigui County, hometown of Qu Yuan, held dragon boat races for celebrations. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

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