Dragon Boat Festival
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Paddles up! It’s dragon boat time! Every year in Dragon Boat Festival, there are dragon boat races throughout Hong Kong. Do you know the reason behind this exciting tradition?
Dragon Boat Festival is the day to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan, a loyal government official and poet who drowned himself in the Miluo River. Legend has it that villagers threw rice into the river to feed the fish and beat drums to scare them off, because they wanted to prevent the fish from eating Qu Yuan’s body. That’s why we have the tradition of getting rice dumplings and dragon boat racing in modern days.
Can you find the objects hidden in the big picture?
a short pole with one flat end that you use to make a small boat move through the water
a custom or way of behaving that has continued for a long time in a group of people or a society
to do something to show you remember an important person or event in the past with respect
an old story or set of stories from ancient times
to stop something happening or to stop someone doing something