24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Summer Solstice

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-06-21 07:00
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Dragon boat racing in Zhejiang

Due to the local climate, Dragon boat races have been held on the Summer Solstice day in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province rather than on Dragon Boat Festival since the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. This tradition is still in practice today, with all the attendant excitement.

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