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What is the dragon boat racing like in Guangdong?

At the center of the festival are the dragon boat races (斗标/赛龙舟). Dragon boat racing is quite a spectacle, with drums beating, colorful flags waving, and thousands of people cheering on both sides of the river. These exciting races were inspired by the villagers' valiant attempts to rescue the ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Miluo River. This tradition has remained unbroken for centuries.

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