24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Summer Solstice
Dragon Boat Racing, by Deng Shaoyi. [Photo/artron.net]
Due to the local climate, Dragon boat races have been held on the Summer Solstice day in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province rather than on Dragon Boat Festival since the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. This tradition is still in practice today, with all the attendant excitement.