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Dragon Boat Festival

A major festival of the Dragon Boat festival or Dhun wu jie.This commemorates the death of a national hero,Qu Taun,whodrowned himself in protest against a corrupt government.It is said that dumplings made of rice,meat and other ingredients werw throwan into the see of feed the fish that might have eaten his body and waer wa beten with paddles ti scare off other dangerous sea creatures.Today,boats decorated with dragon heads and tails compete with each other in a race that is accompained by a great deal of drum beating and noise.One of the moost colourful Dragon boat festivals ake place in Hong Kong where an intrnational race has been held in the month of  June each year since 1976.