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Dragon Boat Festival Customs 7

Shanxi Province

There are several customs on Dragon Boat Festival. In Jiezhou, men and women wear argy wormwood leaves as a symbol of ridding themselves of disease. Children wear necklaces made of five-color threads to symbolize chaining the flood dragon for Qu Yuan. In Xizhou, villages make a sacrifice to the Dragon King by hanging magic papers in their farmland. In Huanren County, the Dragon Boat Festival is also called 芒鈧揜ed Door Day.芒鈧?In Dingxiang County, students present gifts to their teachers. In Lu芒鈧劉anfu, people use wheat flour to make 芒鈧搘hite dumplings,芒鈧?which is traded for the rice dumplings of others as a custom.

 

 
   
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