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Jinan to launch activities for Dragon Boat Festival

Qianfo Mountain Scenic Area, Jinan, Shandong province. [Photo/WeChat account: jnslyj]

The Jinan cultural and tourism bureau will launch a series of events such as folk custom displays, camping and family activities to welcome the Dragon Boat Festival which will falls on June 25.

The Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, is a traditional festival in China that has been celebrated for thousands of years.

On the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar calendar, people customarily take part in dragon boat races and eat zongzi, a gluttonous rice dish wrapped in bamboo leaves.

The World's Best Spring Scenic Area in Jinan will host a zongzi-wrapping contest and other activities.

Meanwhile, the first 100 visitors to Qianfo Mountain Scenic Area on June 25 will each be given a zongzi and an auspicious colorful silk thread that they wear on their wrists.

Jinan Museum, Jinan Library and Lixia district library will host a series of activities that allow children to learn more about Duanwu culture.

Traditional drama performances like comic acts and Chinese crosstalk shows will also be staged in Daming Lake Scenic Area on June 27.

Jiuru Mountain Scenic Area, Juding Tower Scenic Area, Shuilianxia Scenic Area and the Red Leaves Scenic Area will also launch a wide range of activities for the festival.

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