Apart from the Han people, there are twenty-six ethnic groups also celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival on there own ways. Here are 4 of them.
As the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu, draws near, people start to commemorate the death of Chinese poet Qu Yuan by colorful customs.
The Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain in Ear, (Chinese: 芒种), the 9th solar term, begins on June 5 this year and ends on June 19.
Grain Buds, the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 20 this year, and ends on June 5. It means that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but are not ripe.
Posthumous marriage is an ancient and popular custom in rural Shanxi, where the practice is often dictated by tradition, and many locals consult fortune tellers who say the family will be cursed if a family member dies unmarried.
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Summer (Chinese: 立夏), the 7th term of the year, begins on May 5 and ends on May 19 this year.
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Clear and Bright (Chinese: 清明), the 5th solar term, starts this year on Apr 5 and ends on Apr 20.
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. The Spring Equinox (Chinese: 春分)，as the fourth term of the year starts on Mar 21 and ends on Apr 4 this year.
Teacher and students make "spring cow" at the Yuezhuang Central Kindergarten in Yiyuan county, East China's Shandong province, March 17, 2016.
Dunhuang Research Academy has released a series of photos of grotto paintings that depict the celebration of the Longtaitou Festival.
The traditional Chinese Longtaitou Festival, or Dragon Head Raising Festival, falls on the second day of the second lunar month every year, which refers to the start of spring and farming. The festival falls on March 10 this year.
Awakening of Insects falls on Mar 5 and ends on Mar 19 this year. Awakening of Insects signals a rise in temperature and increased rainfall.