The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanwu Festival, (端午节) is celebrated by millions of ethnic Chinese around the world in honour of the poet Qu Yuan. According to legend, he threw himself into the Miluo River holding a heavy rock to protest to protest against the alliance of the state of Chu with the hegemonic Qin state in 278BC. Rice dumplings were thrown off dragon boats by locals to feed the fish so they would not feed on his corpse.
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