Scenes from China’s 2024 Dragon Boat Festival (16 photos)

This post is by Pierre-Louis Ferrer from The Atlantic Photo

In recent days, people in cities and villages across China have been celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival. Locals and tourists gather to watch dragon-boat races, enjoy traditional food, and pray for good luck during this annual summer folk festival. Gathered below are recent images from festivals in Foshan, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Beijing, and more.

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A crowd looks on while people ride and row in a long, thin boat decorated with a dragon's head on its bow.
People take part in a nighttime dragon-boat river cruise during the Dragon Boat Festival in Foshan, China, on June 8, 2024.

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