1st Dragon Boat Festival in Kolkata

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The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival is a traditional festival of China, celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar. The festival involves racing Dragon Boats, eating Zongzi (pork stuffed in sticky rice, wrapped in bamboo leaves) and drinking realgar wine.

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There are quite a few stories surrounding the origin of the festival, but the most popular (as per Wikipedia) is that of Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan, the story goes, was a poet and a minister in the ancient state of Chu. When the king decided to ally with the state of Qin, Qu Yuan opposed the alliance, and as a result was exiled. He wrote lot of poetry during his exile. After 28 years of exile, Qu Yuan was captured by Qin. In despair, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in…

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