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After racing, the dragon boat team row the boat slowly along the... News PhotoChina - East Asia,Chinese Ethnicity,Competition,Congratulating,Dragon,Dragon Boat,Dragon Boat Racing,Duanwu Festival,Happiness,History,Horizontal,In A Row,Lifestyles,Lunar Calendar,Nautical Vessel,Riverbank,Spectator,Sports Race,Sports Team,Tianjin,Tradition,TravelPhotographer Collection: LightRocket © 2014 Zhang PengTIANJIN, CHINA - 2014/06/02: After racing, the dragon boat team row the boat slowly along the riverbank to get the spectator's congratulations on the bank. Dragon boat racing is an ancient team paddling sport which originated in China. Every year, citizens of Tianjin hold a grand dragon boat competition on the Haihe river during the Chinese traditional Duanwu festival (also called Dragon boat festival, which is the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar). The festival is supposed to commemorate a great ancient poet Quyuan. Three of the most widespread activities for Duanwu Festival are eating zongzi, drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)